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October 21, 2014




JD.com Launches Warehouse and Logistics Initiative in Time for Singles’ Day

JD.com, a Chinese-based ecommerce company, announced the launch of its warehouse and logistics initiative ahead of China’s Singles Day, 11/11, which produced sales of $5.75 billion last year.

This is part of a $1 billion push to expand storage and processing …

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In Ecommerce, Global

order management, Order Management Systems, OMS, warehouse management, Warehouse Management System, WMS, Operations and Fulfillment

May 8, 2015




Script Vendor Demos to Improve Your OMS Selection Process

One of the most important aspects of your OMS selection process is getting a demo of the vendor’s application. There are a couple of different approaches to demos, depending on where you are in the system selection process.

One …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

Amazon, Operations Summit 2015, FedEx, FedEx Services, Shepler's Western Store, S&S Worldwide, iHerb, same-day delivery, next-day delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center

May 7, 2015




Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands

While so much attention is being paid to same-day and next-day delivery, members of a merchant panel at the recent Operations Summit in Louisville, KY said while they do all they can to decrease time-to-customer, instant (fulfillment) gratification isn’t …

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In customer experience, Fulfillment

Amazon Prime Air, Google, Project Wing, Google Project Wing, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment

May 6, 2015




FAA Allows Drone Testing Beyond Line of Sight

As part of its announcement of a drone testing program in conjunction with CNN, drone manufacturer PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railroad, the Federal Aviation Administration said today it will allow commercial testing of drones beyond line-of-sight from the pilot. This makes …

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In Fulfillment, News

supply chain, retail supply chain, supply chain management, supply chain costs, retail logistics, logistics management, The National Retail Federation, national retail federation, NRF

May 4, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 4, 2015

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

Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a third distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, which will service 40 of the company’s 140 U.S. stores …

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In Fulfillment, News

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

October 4, 2014




Your 2014 Guide to Warehouse Management Systems

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.
Download this warehouse …

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In vendor roundup

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

September 29, 2014




Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you.

In this Tip Sheet from Multichannel Merchant, you …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, tip-sheet

Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, ecommerce, Cascade Designs, Tempur Sealy, HomeGoods, American Eagle Outfitters, FedEx, FedEx Ground, Amazon, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Tuesday Morning, IKEA, Delia's

April 27, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, April 27, 2015

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

Outdoor adventure gear maker Cascade Designs is opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Reno, NV. The company plans to create up …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 24, 2015




Amazon Introduces Shopping App for Apple Watch

Amazon is now allowing customers who have Apple Watch to simply tap its Amazon shopping app on the watch and purchase items in seconds,  or save an idea for later, according to a press release by Amazon.

The Amazon Shopping …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

April 23, 2015




Retailers Seeking New Distribution Efficiencies

The potential for retail brands to reduce net landed cost of goods by optimizing shipping costs relates directly to the nature of the products they ship to retailers.

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods …

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