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July 9, 2014




NRF: June Port Traffic Highest in Five Years

With the outcome of west coast port labor negotiations still up in the air, July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, according to a monthly report from the National Retail Federation.

The contract …

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July 2, 2014




Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open

As the 5 p.m. PT contract deadline came and went on July 1, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are still at the table trying to iron out their differences in order to avoid a costly …

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 27, 2014




Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day

A West Coast port strike, which could happen as early as 5 p.m. PT on July 1 if dockworkers and port management don’t reach an agreement, could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day, according to a …

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June 20, 2014




Walmart to Open New Ecommerce Distribution Center in Indiana

Walmart plans to open a 1.2 million square foot distribution center in Plainfield, Ind. by 2015 that will employ 300 workers. The center will be able to distribute goods to more than 160 million people in two days or less.

“By combining large-scale online …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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June 20, 2014




Jimmy Jazz Sees Successful Ecommerce Growth

Fashion and sneaker retailer Jimmy Jazz has seen success with the acceleration of its ecommerce growth with the handling of hundreds of thousands of ecommerce and call center orders a year, according to a press release.

Since it began working …

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In Contact Center, Ecommerce

June 12, 2014




Newegg Announces Partnership with Mercent at IRCE 2014

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newegg announced a partnership at the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago which will certify Mercent to increase retail product and offer visibility for Newegg Marketplace sellers. The company’s Mercent Retail™ platform creates value and drives …

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June 4, 2014




How Will Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Affect Your Business?

The Seattle City Council just voted to put low-wage workers on a path over the next several years to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

Put aside what your brand of politics is or how you feel about progressive agendas and …

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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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