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July 13, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 13, 2015

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

Wal-Mart has opened four new warehouses in Tianjin to expand its distribution in northern China. The four facilities total 860,800 square feet as the …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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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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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In Ecommerce, Executive

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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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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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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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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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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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In Blog, Fulfillment

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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