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May 12, 2014




Brewing Up a Coffee Company in the Cloud

You wouldn’t normally think of cloud business management software in relation to coffee. But for San Francisco-based Philz Coffee, brewing a perfect cup of coffee very much depends on having the right data and processes in place.

With its …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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May 12, 2014




3 Steps to Prep for Dads and Grads

Customer behavior during the summer holidays is quite different from the winter and Christmas shopping season. In the winter, consumers are buying gifts for a variety of loved ones, friends and charities over a few weeks or months leading up …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

January 4, 2011




Customize Warehouse Equipment Safety Training for Your DC

Read Part 1 now: The Basics of Forklift Safety
When it comes to warehouse safety, adhering to the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) requirements is key: Every company that uses industrial equipment must certify that its employees have been trained …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

December 22, 2010




Orchard Brands to Close MA Warehouse; Move Jobs to Blair Facility

Multititle mailer Orchard Brands plans to move 75 to 100 jobs from its Beverly, MA-based distribution center to its Blair Corp. unit’s fulfillment facility located in Irvine, PA. The Beverly DC is 240,000 sq. ft. and the Irvine, PA DC is 931,000 sq. …

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In Channel Integration

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May 5, 2014




4 Steps to Tame the Data Management Beast

If you’re like most retailers, you struggle with the effects of multiple data sources. There’s one for POS transactions, one for ecommerce, one for marketing, one for the call center, one for loyalty, etc. And none of them …

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In Data & Analytics, Must Reads

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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

December 1, 2010




Improving Peak-period Warehouse Performance

You made it through the last peak period, but it wasn’t pretty. Maybe your warehouse was stretched beyond capacity, disorganized and hard to navigate. Or perhaps you used more overtime than planned, and your operation still wasn’t able to meet …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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April 28, 2014




Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows

Digital interactions influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital. By the end of 2014, that number will climb to 50%, or $1.5 trillion of total store sales.

The study, “…

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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April 28, 2014




Emmitt Smith on Football, Fans and Fulfilling Dreams

[caption id="attachment_46953" align="alignright" width="180"] Pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (r) meets with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry at Operations Summit 2014.[/caption]

He owns the NFL’s career rushing record, he has three Super Bowl rings (and …

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In Must Reads, Operations Summit 2014

November 24, 2010




Brady Buys ID Warehouse of Australia

Brady Corp., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer/marketer of industrial signage, security, and safety products, has acquired New South Wales, Australia-based identification and security products supplier ID Warehouse. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1994, ID Warehouse specializes in security …

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