FedEx, Amazon, Target, JC Penney, eBay, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, operations and fulfillment

October 27, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014

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

Ashley Furniture has opened a 2.8-million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center, which includes a new 1.1-million-square-foot addition, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Furniture retailer W….

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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July 29, 2014




10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

A client quipped the other day, “You know, managing a multichannel warehouse is a pretty easy thing.  All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory!”  And from there a thousand other factors assault you.

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Amazon, UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, holiday 2014, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, seasonal workers, seasonal hires, holiday peak

October 16, 2014




Amazon to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon announced today it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal employees at its 50 fulfillment centers and 15 sortation centers in the U.S. to handle peak demand, the company said in a press release.

Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal workers into …

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In Ecommerce, News

Amazon, distribution center, Falken Tire Corp., FedEx, FedEx Ground, fulfillment center, LA Auto Gear, Warehouse/Distribution Center

October 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup

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

Trader Joe’s has begun work on a regional distribution center in Daytona Beach, FL, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. A 524,000-square-foot building …

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In Inventory, News

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

October 15, 2014




Costco Enters China Through Tmall

Costco announced it will enter China through the opening of Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global Platform, an extension of Tmall.com, according to a press release by Alibaba Group.

Tmall Global allows overseas brands and retailers to establish presence on …

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In cross-border, Global

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October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 8, 2014




Your 2014 Guide to Order Management Systems

Is it time to replace or upgrade your existing order management system?  This comprehensive report of technology providers will help you compare and contrast various order management systems, and help guide your decision.
In this OMS technology roundup from Multichannel …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, vendor roundup

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

June 3, 2014




Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems: Partners in Distribution Efficiency

Experts in operations and fulfillment agree there is a place for both cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and locally installed warehouse control systems (WCS). This is because the high volume of distribution center traffic, driven by the explosive growth in …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

October 1, 2014




Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

FedEx, Amazon, Target, JC Penney, eBay, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, operations and fulfillment

September 25, 2014




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup

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

FedEx announced plans this week to build a $2 million, 12,000-square-foot ground distribution center in Safford, AZ, according to the Eastern Arizona Courier.

Convenience store …

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