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 …


In Fulfillment, Inventory

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

March 26, 2015

Set Goals – Report Results – Improve Productivity

We believe most employees want to be in alignment with your goals as a manager, and to contribute in meaningful ways to the success of your business. But as I consult with companies on benchmarking and productivity, I find many …


In Blog, Customer Service

October 24, 2011

How To Design Your Warehouse Locator System

Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” How you design your warehouse locator system, pick flow and slotting strategy will profoundly impact your productivity throughout the building’s lifetime. It drives how cost, service and …


In Operations & Fulfillment


March 22, 2015

Retailers Need to Face Same-day Delivery Dilemma

Why can I order a pizza from Dominos.com and get it delivered in about an hour, but I can’t order a pizza stone online from an brick and mortar retailer and have it delivered in time to make dinner?


In Blog, fulfillment

October 12, 2011

When to Spend to Reduce Warehouse Costs

Orders for material handling equipment – an indicator of economic growth – are up 17% this year as of August, according to the U.S. Commerce.
That’s a good sign, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. “While maybe …


In Operations & Fulfillment

October 8, 2011

Four Tips for Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse

Staffing the warehouse for the fourth quarter rush isn’t easy to get right. But there are a few tricks that can help make the hiring process run smoother.
First, have a clear picture of exactly what you need, and …


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

October 1, 2011

Two Tips for Staffing the Warehouse for the Holidays

Forecasting and staffing the warehouse for your fourth-quarter rush is always a challenge for retailers. But if you arm yourself with the right metrics and formulas, you can make this year your most efficient yet.

To hire the correct amount …


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

warehouse management system, wms, order management system, OMS, operations and fulfillment, direct-to-customer, direct-to-customer ecommerce, DTC, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, IBM, QuickBooks, Peachtree Software, Salesforce.com, AppRiver, Box.com, Constant Contact

March 16, 2015

Should You Look to Cloud Computing for Your DTC Operations?

I was talking with a client recently about his company’s transition over the past three years to cloud processing for order management, warehouse management and POS. He is extremely pleased with the outcome and would never go back to …


In Blog, Fulfillment

Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce operations, retail, online retail, -retail, Amazon buy box

March 11, 2015

A Fulfillment By Amazon Consideration Checklist

While Amazon may be known for its superior user experience, the services it offers sellers are just as compelling. For third-party sellers looking to optimize their Amazon strategy, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) lets them utilize the ecommerce giant’s expansive and …


In Blog, Ecommerce

warehouse management system, order management system, WMS, OMS, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP

March 4, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, March 4, 2015

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

Officials announced that Fall River, MA reached a tax agreement with Amazon for a new distribution center there, part of which would also …


In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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