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July 10, 2015




Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day, its own selling holiday. July 15 (which is Prime Day, and the eve of its 20th anniversary) will be Amazon’s version of Alibaba’s Singles Day celebration, …

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ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, retail ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, Cabela's, Amazon, iHerb, Amazon.com, order fulfillment automation, warehouse automation, warehouse/distribution center

July 7, 2015




Automation Making Ecommerce Order Fulfillment More Efficient

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion. As customer expectations of immediacy continue to rise, driven by Amazon and others, …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, Wal-Mart, Subaru, FedEx Ground, Whirlpool

July 7, 2015




Supply Chain Capacity Issues Fueling Cost Increases, Report Finds

A new report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) found that issues around both the tightening of delivery and warehouse capacity, fueled by an improving economy, as well as a chronic trucker shortage, continue to impact supply …

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July 3, 2015




Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …

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

July 2, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015

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

Volvo has opened a new 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, MI, closing a smaller hub in Memphis and consolidating in the larger building.

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Operations and fulfillment, Operations Summit, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, OSHA, picking and packing, warehouse safety, warehouse safety tips, eBay, UPS, Innotrac

July 1, 2015




7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center

I will never forget this accident.

On a Sunday I got a call from a client, asking that I come immediately to their distribution center several hours away. Literally a wall of improperly stacked product had collapsed due to crushed …

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February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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June 19, 2015




Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers

How do you evaluate the vendors who supply your merchandise?

If you ask someone in merchandising, operations or accounting about vendor performance, chances are each will give you widely different answers. The merchandiser will consider the sales and margin and …

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Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, fulfillment center, Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, UPS, Uber, Lyft, Deliv, Roadie, Target, Postmates, comScore, Google, Ulta Salon, Google same-day delivery

June 17, 2015




Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts

While the extent of consumer demand to have orders show up at the front door yesterday remains an open question, activity and investment around same-day delivery remains red hot. From Apple and Postmates to Amazon, Ulta, Uber and beyond, companies …

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