same-day delivery

April 26, 2016




Need for Delivery Speed Driving Ecommerce Distribution Investments

The need for speed in ecommerce distribution, driven largely by Amazon Prime’s two-day promise, is behind increased investments in distribution center technology as well as a trend toward more smaller, forward-based facilities closer to the customer, according to a new …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

omnichannel fulfillment

April 26, 2016




MCM Outlook 2016: Amazon Has a Major Effect on DTC Operations

While competition comes from many sources, the growing dominance of Amazon in every aspect of DTC and ecommerce is evident. Consider the fact that is now pushing into its own delivery and logistics operations, including leasing cargo jets in the …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

ulta-beauty-300

April 20, 2016




Ulta Beauty Named Retail Innovator of the Year

Ulta Beauty was named Retail Innovator of the Year at the 2nd annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards, held April 14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati as part of Multichannel Merchant’s Operations Summit 2016.

The Retailer Innovator of …

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In customer experience, News

demo-resized-600

October 23, 2015




Memo to Warehouse System Vendors: Please Show Me What I’m Asking For

I was walking through a trade show’s exhibit floor this week and met some “new to me vendors” we can consider for our client’s projects, after we thoroughly check them out. Understand me, without reliable vendors and their …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

logo-ingram-micro

April 12, 2016




Ingram Micro Announces New Global Commerce and Fulfillment Strategy

Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, a strategic business unit of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the official launch of its new strategy at ingrammicrocommerce.com, focused on providing brands and retailers with global commerce growth opportunities.

The new …

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In Fulfillment, Global

warehouse tote system

April 8, 2016




Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

Direct-to-customer retailers in 2016 are constantly being asked to address the needs of individual shoppers. They’re seeing double-digit growth in a business that requires them to fulfill orders of low line numbers, often just a single item, compared to bulk …

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In Automation, executive summary

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

April 7, 2016




Meeting Direct-to-Customer Order Fulfillment Demands

The consumer appetite for next-day and same-day order fulfillment can stretch DCs to their limits. DCs with processes and procedures in place to drive efficiency for wave-based batch picking throughput must address new challenges presented by direct-to-consumer (DTC) and ecommerce …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

bluefly

April 6, 2016




Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform

Bluefly is updating its look, and starting today, customers visiting the largest online fashion destination and marketplace with over 2,500 brands will notice changes to the company’s logo and branding on its new traditional and mobile platforms, as well as a …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

Operations Summit 2016

April 4, 2016




Operations Summit Will Help With Your Systems, Fulfillment Strategies

I go to lots of conferences, but for me, the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice at F. Curtis Barry & Company. Why? It is dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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