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September 10, 2015




Is an E-marketplace Consistent with your Cross-Border Brand Strategy?

Amazon, Tmall, Rakuten, Mercado Libre. The allure of these ecommerce marketplaces, and their promise to put your product in front of a cross-border audience of millions, can be hard to resist—and rightly so. There are many compelling reasons to …

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

September 8, 2015




Beware of Unneeded OMS, ERP, WMS Modifications

Recently we had a chance to follow up with a client and vendor on the outcome of their seven-month system implementation negotiated last year. There are some unique lessons learned about making modifications to order management, ERP and warehouse management …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, commercial real estate, commercial property, same-day delivery, last-mile delivery

September 4, 2015




Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs

With demand growing rapidly for distribution centers and available space tightening up, more developers are building new facilities on speculation or “spec,” meaning without a tenant or buyer lined up as they’re confident it won’t stay on the …

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Bon-Ton Stores, Walmart, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Wayfair, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, RSR Group

September 1, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015

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

Two different distribution center projects are developing 3 million square feet of new space in the Dallas area.

Midwest sporting goods companies Shock Doctor …

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August 28, 2015




Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …

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August 26, 2015




DHL Continues Investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of …

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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 …

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August 21, 2015




Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …

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August 20, 2015




Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position

While cargo traffic has returned to West coast ports since crippling labor issues were resolved earlier this year, volume continues to grow at a faster clip at East coast and Gulf coast ports as well as in Canada as shippers …

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ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

August 20, 2015




Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?

We all know the value of our employees, department and senior managers to our businesses. Within most warehouses you can find dedicated, long-term staff. These individuals can most likely tell you exactly where most SKUs live in the warehouse, which …

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