January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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Order Management System, OMS, warehouse management system, WMS, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

February 26, 2015




Selecting Technology That Best Fits Your Direct-to-Consumer Business

To replace your current Order Management (OMS) or Warehouse Management System (WMS), there are a wide variety of choices. Should you go with a specialized OMS, or would an enterprise-wide system such as an ERP be the best choice?

From …

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In Automation, Blog

distribution center, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

February 25, 2015




Choosing the Right WMS for Your Needs

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system (WMS) can bring to your business? One simple answer: A full function WMS provides greater control of inventory and management of labor within the four walls of the fulfillment center.

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Ace Hardware, Ace, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, same day delivery, Uber, Lyft, Home Depot, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe', operations and fulfillment, retail, home improvement retail

February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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February 21, 2015




Deal reached in West Coast Port Shutdown

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced a tentative agreement Friday on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports.

The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor …

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Dockworkers, ILWU, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, labor dispute, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Pacific Maritime Association, PMA, port owners, President Obama, West Coast port shutdown, West Coast ports

February 20, 2015




Forget The Rotting Fruit on West Coast Docks – Where’s My Order from eBay?

The boondoggle that is the West coast port labor dispute is causing massive damage to the U.S. economy, as shipping companies have cut back operations by suspending vessel loading and unloading for night shifts, holidays and weekends at the …

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In Blog, Inventory

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

February 18, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015

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

Urban Outfitters said it plans to relocate its Trenton, SC ecommerce fulfillment center to Gap, PA. Construction of the new 1 million square foot …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

November 27, 2012




2012 Warehouse Management Systems Roundup

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.

You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.

You’ll learn about staffing, customer …

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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

West Coast ports, West Coast port shutdown, Shipping/Delivery, retail, National Retail Federation, NRF, warehouse, Operations and Fulfillment, President Obama, Taft-Hartley Act, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU, PMA

February 13, 2015




West Coast Port Shutdown to Continue Through the Weekend

With no resolution in sight to the tense labor stalemate, 29 West Coast ports will sit idle from Saturday through Monday as numerous trade groups and legislators on both sides of the aisle urge President Obama to intervene via the Taft-Hartley …

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February 12, 2015




Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …

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