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 …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

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 …


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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

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 …


In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment


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

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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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

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