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Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 17, 2015  Sep 17, 2015 10:40 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced openings, expansions, closures and layoffs at retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

UPS To Hire up to 95,000 for Holiday Season  Sep 15, 2015 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS said it expects to hire 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees this year to support the anticipated increase in package volume, the same as in 2014.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.

Beware of Unneeded OMS, ERP, WMS Modifications  Sep 08, 2015 10:38 AM By Curt Barry

A close working vendor-client relationship can help avoid unnecessary system modifications to ERP, WMS and OMS systems, saving money and avoiding headaches.

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs  Sep 04, 2015 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Driven by the growth in ecommerce and same-day delivery, more distribution centers are being built on spec as demand causes available space to tighten up.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015  Sep 01, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers and fulfillment center.

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center  Aug 26, 2015 11:32 AM By MCM Staff

The fulfillment center, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, was designed with the customer in mind and supports The Bon-Ton Stores’ expanding ecommerce business and aggressive omnichannel growth.

HSN’s Distribution Center Consolidation Will Speed Up Delivery Times  Aug 25, 2015 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

HSN’s plan to consolidate its Roanoke, VA distribution center with its DC in Piney Flats, TN, will lead to faster delivery times for its customers, CEO Mindy Grossman said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call earlier this month.

Some Quick Distribution Center Fixes Before the Holiday Season  Aug 25, 2015 10:26 AM By Curt Barry

Even though fall is just about upon us, there is still a window of opportunity to make sure you’re distribution center is ready for this year’s holiday peak season. If you’re starting from scratch, or learning from last year’s lessons, here are a couple quick assessments and fixes to help get your distribution center facility, staff and operations prepped and ready for this year’s peak season.

Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?  Aug 20, 2015 3:43 PM By Curt Barry

Tribal knowledge within your DC operations can be a good thing – that is, until the walking repository isn’t around. Here are tips for avoiding the snares.






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