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MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT » » OPSANDFULFILLMENT_WAREHOUSE-20-03-2013
Warehouse equipment is involved in about 100 deaths and 20,000 injuries each year in the U.S. alone. To minimize this danger, thorough training for the people who operate and work around heavy industrial gear is a must.
Canadian active apparel importer Gildan Activewear will close two U.S. warehouses, in Alabama and Virginia, and consolidate its operations in a new distribution center in Charleson, SC, according to The Post and Courier newspaper.
The holiday season is nearly here
Sporting goods maker and seller Matrix Group Ltd. lost a 13,500-sq.-ft. warehouse in Safety Harbor, FL, to a fire late Sunday night, according to published reports.
Warehouse automation can be a good way to reduce labor and improve efficiency and overall accuracy while spending less money. The technology available for sorting units and packages to specific locations for packing and shipping offers several possibilities for multichannel retailers.
Multichannel crafts merchant Paper Wishes in late 2007 thought it would be a good thing to bring its fulfillment closer to home by choosing a nearby outsourcer. But after a disastrous experience with a local third-party provider, the marketer last year decided to take charge its own fulfillment.
No multichannel marketer wants to be stuck with a distribution center that
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American Eagle Outfitters operates several distribution centers in North America, including a facility in Warrendale, PA, and a DC in Mississauga, Ontario, to service its Canadian stores. But the multichannel apparel merchant is most excited about its newest DC in Ottawa, KS, which is helping it reduce labor costs.