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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Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, DC, FC, Amazon, Amazon.com, FedEx, Target, Walmart, Ace Hardware, operations and fulfillment

August 19, 2014




IRS Tax Change Will Impact Warehouse Owners

Starting this tax year, a major change to the Internal Revenue Service code will impact how owners of business property assets, including warehouses and distribution centers, can deduct expenses for work done on their facilities.

In some cases it will …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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

July 29, 2014




10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

A client quipped the other day, “You know, managing a multichannel warehouse is a pretty 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.

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

April 15, 2015




Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …

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April 14, 2015




7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that ecommerce merchants need …

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April 12, 2015




UNIQLO to Leverage JD.com’s Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network

UNIQLO will become the first international clothing brand on JD.com’s marketplace platform to warehouse its merchandise in the company’s facilities, which will enable customers in eligible areas to take advantage of JD.com’s same- and next-day delivery service.

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west coast port slowdown, West Coast ports labor issues, National Retail Federation, NRF, Retail Industry Leadership Association, RILA, retail, shipping news, operations and fulfillment, PMA, ILWU, The PORTS Act

April 11, 2015




The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

The labor dispute between the International Longshoreman Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association is finally resolved. The two parties recently agreed to a new five-year contract, which means normal activity is resuming at 29 West Coast ports, including the …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

April 7, 2015




Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless

How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders?

We asked this question to three direct-to-customer retail executives who will be speaking at Operations Summit 2015, which will be held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY. And here …

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April 3, 2015




Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

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.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …

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In Automation, executive summary

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

April 2, 2015




Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015

Everyone wants to see how other multichannel and omnichannel companies apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations. What are the benefits, challenges and the ROI?

My panel at Operations Summit 2015, April 14-16 in Louisville, KY, will showcase how Cabela’…

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