September 16, 2015

The Keys to a Successful Drop Shipping Program

In the face of relentless pressure from Amazon and a highly competitive environment overall, retailers are continually seeking ways to cut costs, gain efficiencies and meet rising consumer expectations. One of the main tools in this arsenal is drop shipping, …


In Drop Shipping, executive summary

global ecommerce, Forrester Research, mobile commerce, ecommerce, Growing Global 2015, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, online marketplaces

September 10, 2015

Is an E-marketplace Consistent with your Cross-Border Brand Strategy?

Amazon, Tmall, Rakuten, Mercado Libre. The allure of these ecommerce marketplaces, and their promise to put your product in front of a cross-border audience of millions, can be hard to resist—and rightly so. There are many compelling reasons to …


In Blog, Global

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

September 8, 2015

Beware of Unneeded OMS, ERP, WMS Modifications

Recently we had a chance to follow up with a client and vendor on the outcome of their seven-month system implementation negotiated last year. There are some unique lessons learned about making modifications to order management, ERP and warehouse management …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, commercial real estate, commercial property, same-day delivery, last-mile delivery

September 4, 2015

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs

With demand growing rapidly for distribution centers and available space tightening up, more developers are building new facilities on speculation or “spec,” meaning without a tenant or buyer lined up as they’re confident it won’t stay on the …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Bon-Ton Stores, Walmart, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Wayfair, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, RSR Group

September 1, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015

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

Two different distribution center projects are developing 3 million square feet of new space in the Dallas area.

Midwest sporting goods companies Shock Doctor …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


August 28, 2015

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …


In Ecommerce, Executive


August 26, 2015

DHL Continues Investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of …


In Global, Operations & Fulfillment


August 21, 2015

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …


In Ecommerce, Global

west coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, east coast ports, gulf coast ports, ecommerce, shipping and delivery, logistics management

August 20, 2015

Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position

While cargo traffic has returned to West coast ports since crippling labor issues were resolved earlier this year, volume continues to grow at a faster clip at East coast and Gulf coast ports as well as in Canada as shippers …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, retail operations, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, holiday peak 2015, holiday peak season, labor demand, warehouse workers

August 20, 2015

Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?

We all know the value of our employees, department and senior managers to our businesses. Within most warehouses you can find dedicated, long-term staff. These individuals can most likely tell you exactly where most SKUs live in the warehouse, which …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

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