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March 10, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight

Ending months of speculation, Amazon announced it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while at the same time taking a 20% stake in the Wilmington, OH-based company. That is where Amazon has reportedly been running air …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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March 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, Fulfillment

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

March 8, 2016




10 Ways A 3PL Can Help Multichannel Companies Operate Profitably

On occasion we have completed client projects to compare third-party logistics and fulfillment (3PL) services and costs to the cost of expanding a company’s internal fulfillment operations. These have included ecommerce, wholesale and retail companies. Just to be clear, …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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February 25, 2016




Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market

UPS took a big step this week by leading a $28 million investment round in same-day startup Deliv, with the stated purpose of learning the intricacies of its business model, especially how it has succeeded in the retail space.

While some …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

February 23, 2016




13 Steps To Help You Plan An ERP System File Conversion

File conversions “don’t get no respect,” as Rodney Dangerfield would say. Everyone knows they need to write programs and convert files. However, it’s not uncommon to leave off detailed discussion of which files and tables to convert, what …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 25, 2015




Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees

Walmart has begun asking most of its suppliers for fees to cover the costs of carrying inventory and use of its warehouses and distribution centers, in an effort to cover those costs and apply the fees more uniformly.

The fees …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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February 18, 2016




Skechers Quickens Pace of Omnichannel Growth with Manhattan Associates

Skechers, the global leader in performance and lifestyle footwear, has selected Manhattan Associates Inc. solutions to orchestrate the omnichannel fulfillment of customer orders from across Europe and to drive ongoing business growth.

Having already deployed Manhattan’s warehouse management system (…

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February 11, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon Looks to Go Global with Logistics Operations

Amazon has taken another step in its march toward world dominance, as Bloomberg has reported that the company plans to create a global shipping and logistics operation. Code named “dragon boat,” and unofficially Global Supply Chain by Amazon, the network …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, WMS, OMS, operations and fulfillment, warehouse technology

February 11, 2016




9 Ways Procedures and Documentation Improve ERP System Use

Well, I just watched the 402nd project where management intended to have new operational procedures and training materials developed to accompany the major upgrade of a new ERP system. The procedures were not developed and the users went live on …

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