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

November 16, 2012




Wayfair.com Doubles Warehouse Space for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home goods, has doubled its warehouse space by adding a total of 200,000 sq. ft. to its facilities in Hebron, KY, and Ogden, UT in preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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In Email, Operations & Fulfillment

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December 15, 2014




Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the peak holiday shipping volume day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

The USPS is …

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In Holiday 2014, News

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, Macy's, Target, Cabela's, FedEx, Ashley Furniture, Flexsteel Industries, Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

December 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Dec. 15, 2014

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

Macy’s will begin hiring for its new Tulsa, OK distribution center in February or March 2015, with 1,250 to 1,500 core and seasonal workers expected …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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December 4, 2014




Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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December 2, 2014




How Wearable Technology is Impacting Retail

Smart watches, connected glasses and even smart contact lenses are gradually making their presence felt in the mass market. These devices are tipped to be the next big thing, capable of running apps that will allow employees or consumers alike …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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November 30, 2014




Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center

[Video Courtesy of FOX 8, Cleveland]
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. reported that supplies of its Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates will be limited this holiday season due to a fire at the company’s Maple Heights, OH warehouse …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

1-800-Flowers.com, Fanny May, Harry London, Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, Operations and Fulfillment, disaster recovery, contingency planning, ecommerce, ecommerce orders, Thanksgiving Day, Cleveland, Harry and David, The Popcorn Factory, holiday shopping

December 1, 2014




Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London

In the wake of a devastating Thanksgiving Day fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland housing its Fannie May and Harry London chocolates products, 1-800-Flowers.com needs to do all it can to make all affected customers happy …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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November 26, 2014




Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015

Earlier this year, both FedEx and UPS announced that they will apply dimensional weight pricing to all domestic ground shipments. The change — slated to take effect on December 29, 2014 for UPS and January 1, 2015 for FedEx — will impact shippers in a big …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

August 15, 2012




What Are Your Warehouse Management System Priorities?

A recent Aberdeen Group study listed five priorities for an effective warehouse management system: cycle counting, real-time putaway, paperless receiving, bin-level location management, and order picking with mobile devices. We asked three operations experts to find out what their priorities …

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