Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

April 23, 2015

Retailers Seeking New Distribution Efficiencies

The potential for retail brands to reduce net landed cost of goods by optimizing shipping costs relates directly to the nature of the products they ship to retailers.

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods …


In Blog, Must Reads

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

April 15, 2015

Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …


In News, Omnichannel


April 14, 2015

7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that ecommerce merchants need …


In Blog, Drop Shipping


April 12, 2015

UNIQLO to Leverage JD.com’s Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network

UNIQLO will become the first international clothing brand on JD.com’s marketplace platform to warehouse its merchandise in the company’s facilities, which will enable customers in eligible areas to take advantage of JD.com’s same- and next-day delivery service.



In cross-border, Delivery

west coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, east coast ports, gulf coast ports, ecommerce, shipping and delivery, logistics management

April 11, 2015

The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

The labor dispute between the International Longshoreman Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association is finally resolved. The two parties recently agreed to a new five-year contract, which means normal activity is resuming at 29 West Coast ports, including the …


In Blog, Fulfillment

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

April 7, 2015

Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless

How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders?

We asked this question to three direct-to-customer retail executives who will be speaking at Operations Summit 2015, which will be held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY. And here …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment


April 3, 2015

Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …


In Automation, executive summary

December 3, 2011

Warehouse Execs: Look at Your Processes and Information System Support

What was the biggest takeaway from Logistics Management’s 2011 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey? Review your information system support for your operations and review your processes.
“Take a look at your information system support for your operations combined with a look …


In Operations & Fulfillment

Ecommerce fulfillment, distribution center, Monoprice, Amazon, Dollar General, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, QVC, Primark

April 2, 2015

Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015

Everyone wants to see how other multichannel and omnichannel companies apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations. What are the benefits, challenges and the ROI?

My panel at Operations Summit 2015, April 14-16 in Louisville, KY, will showcase how Cabela’…


In Automation, Blog

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

March 31, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Radio Shack has hired a New York real estate firm, DJM Real Estate, to sell seven industrial properties, including four distribution centers in …


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