Warehouse/Distribution Center, order management system, ERP, operations and fulfillment, system integration, VAR

July 13, 2015




What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?

With the implementation of a new ERP or OMS, companies need to assess end user and IT department skillsets, which are often dramatically different from what’s needed to support legacy systems. Department managers will also be tasked with learning …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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

July 13, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 13, 2015

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

Wal-Mart has opened four new warehouses in Tianjin to expand its distribution in northern China. The four facilities total 860,800 square feet as the …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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July 10, 2015




Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day, its own selling holiday. July 15 (which is Prime Day, and the eve of its 20th anniversary) will be Amazon’s version of Alibaba’s Singles Day celebration, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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July 7, 2015




Automation Making Ecommerce Order Fulfillment More Efficient

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion. As customer expectations of immediacy continue to rise, driven by Amazon and others, …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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

July 7, 2015




Supply Chain Capacity Issues Fueling Cost Increases, Report Finds

A new report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) found that issues around both the tightening of delivery and warehouse capacity, fueled by an improving economy, as well as a chronic trucker shortage, continue to impact supply …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

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July 3, 2015




Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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

January 26, 2015




5 Criteria for Selecting Warehouse Devices and Gaining Efficiency

Implementing new handheld devices in your warehouse is a daunting and costly endeavor. Equipping each vehicle with the necessary devices can put a dent in your budget, and managing thousands of pallets and accessing their locations on demand requires optimum …

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In Automation, Blog

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July 2, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015

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

Volvo has opened a new 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, MI, closing a smaller hub in Memphis and consolidating in the larger building.

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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July 1, 2015




7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center

I will never forget this accident.

On a Sunday I got a call from a client, asking that I come immediately to their distribution center several hours away. Literally a wall of improperly stacked product had collapsed due to crushed …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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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