carbon-footprint

June 4, 2013




Going Green in the Warehouse

Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage …

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distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment, vendor scorecard, warehouse/distribution center

June 19, 2015




Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers

How do you evaluate the vendors who supply your merchandise?

If you ask someone in merchandising, operations or accounting about vendor performance, chances are each will give you widely different answers. The merchandiser will consider the sales and margin and …

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In Blog, fulfillment

Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, fulfillment center, Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, UPS, Uber, Lyft, Deliv, Roadie, Target, Postmates, comScore, Google, Ulta Salon, Google same-day delivery

June 17, 2015




Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts

While the extent of consumer demand to have orders show up at the front door yesterday remains an open question, activity and investment around same-day delivery remains red hot. From Apple and Postmates to Amazon, Ulta, Uber and beyond, companies …

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In Fulfillment, News

Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, FedEx, FedEx Ground, USPS, U.S. Postal Service

June 15, 2015




Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping

Looking to expand the massive rolls of Amazon Prime even further, the ecommerce giant has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Normally, merchants …

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west coast port slowdown, West Coast ports labor issues, National Retail Federation, NRF, Retail Industry Leadership Association, RILA, retail, shipping news, operations and fulfillment, PMA, ILWU, The PORTS Act

June 9, 2015




Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …

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distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

June 8, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015

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

Youth apparel retailer Five Below opened a 1 million-square-foot-plus distribution center in Oldmans, NJ. The company will initially occupy 700,000 square feet of the space.

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, picking and packing, retail order fulfillment, ecommerce order fulfillment, DC automation, retail, ecommerce

June 1, 2015




How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center

Deciding to move into a new warehouse is no easy task and certainly brings about a level of planning that many companies are not accustomed to. All too often, buildings don’t last as long as expected, so you really …

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HighJump, Nexternal, ecommerce, ecommerce platforms, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, warehouse management system, WMS, supply chain solution, retail supply chain, retail, e-retail, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 29, 2015




HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump has acquired Nexternal, a cloud-based ecommerce platform provider, the company said in a release.

Nexternal’s omnichannel commerce platform includes an order management system that captures both B2B and B2C orders. It …

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In Acquisition, Fulfillment

gift-shipping-300

May 28, 2015




Merchants Adjusting to Change in DIM Weight Pricing

The decision by UPS and FedEx to expand DIM weight pricing in January 2015 to parcels under three cubic feet was one of biggest changes to hit retail shippers in years. Dimensional weight pricing has forced shippers to rethink their entire …

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