distribution center

April 26, 2016




Use of a 3PL A Small But Growing Option for Merchant Shippers

[caption id="attachment_83347" align="alignright" width="253"] Source: MCM Outlook Survey 2016[/caption]

While there are many clear advantages to using a third-party fulfillment (3PL) partner for outsourcing some or all of your operations, the majority of merchant companies still opt for …

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In Fulfillment, mcm-outlook

same-day delivery

April 26, 2016




Need for Delivery Speed Driving Ecommerce Distribution Investments

The need for speed in ecommerce distribution, driven largely by Amazon Prime’s two-day promise, is behind increased investments in distribution center technology as well as a trend toward more smaller, forward-based facilities closer to the customer, according to a new …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

omnichannel fulfillment

April 26, 2016




MCM Outlook 2016: Amazon Has a Major Effect on DTC Operations

While competition comes from many sources, the growing dominance of Amazon in every aspect of DTC and ecommerce is evident. Consider the fact that is now pushing into its own delivery and logistics operations, including leasing cargo jets in the …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

ulta-beauty-300

April 20, 2016




Ulta Beauty Named Retail Innovator of the Year

Ulta Beauty was named Retail Innovator of the Year at the 2nd annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards, held April 14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati as part of Multichannel Merchant’s Operations Summit 2016.

The Retailer Innovator of …

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In customer experience, News

DHL, DHL Supply Chain, Africa, South Africa, logistics, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global shipping, supply chain

June 17, 2013




DHL Opens Warehouse in India

Joining the ranks of Amazon, DHL Supply Chain announced that it has opened a warehouse in Luhari, India to help meet the growing demand from the consumer, retail, and automotive sectors, according to a press release.

One of DHL’s …

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In CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution, Ecommerce

logo-ingram-micro

April 12, 2016




Ingram Micro Announces New Global Commerce and Fulfillment Strategy

Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, a strategic business unit of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the official launch of its new strategy at ingrammicrocommerce.com, focused on providing brands and retailers with global commerce growth opportunities.

The new …

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In Fulfillment, Global

carbon-footprint

June 4, 2013




Going Green in the Warehouse

Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage …

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In Ecommerce, Infographics

warehouse tote system

April 8, 2016




Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

Direct-to-customer retailers in 2016 are constantly being asked to address the needs of individual shoppers. They’re seeing double-digit growth in a business that requires them to fulfill orders of low line numbers, often just a single item, compared to bulk …

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In Automation, executive summary

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

April 7, 2016




Meeting Direct-to-Customer Order Fulfillment Demands

The consumer appetite for next-day and same-day order fulfillment can stretch DCs to their limits. DCs with processes and procedures in place to drive efficiency for wave-based batch picking throughput must address new challenges presented by direct-to-consumer (DTC) and ecommerce …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

bluefly

April 6, 2016




Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform

Bluefly is updating its look, and starting today, customers visiting the largest online fashion destination and marketplace with over 2,500 brands will notice changes to the company’s logo and branding on its new traditional and mobile platforms, as well as a …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

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