FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

August 6, 2014




Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

Merchants considering JD.com and Alibaba for China market entry are to be twice congratulated for their perspicacity. China’s ecommerce market surpassed America’s in 2013, $298 billion to $263 billion, and has robust growth characteristics, especially in demand for western goods, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, holiday 2014, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, seasonal workers, seasonal hires, holiday peak

August 5, 2014




Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014

In a move aimed at expediting its promise of Sunday delivery via the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon has announced plans to open 15 specialized sortation centers this year, which gets packages to nearby USPS offices for last-mile service.

The move …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

December 3, 2011




Warehouse Execs: Look at Your Processes and Information System Support

What was the biggest takeaway from Logistics Management’s 2011 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey? Review your information system support for your operations and review your processes.
“Take a look at your information system support for your operations combined with a look …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, warehouse, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, retailers, retail,

July 29, 2014




The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

FedEx, Amazon, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, distribution center, sortation center, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2014




WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

The WMS, which has been around for about 30 years, stores and maintains a vast …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

November 23, 2011




Is Your Warehouse Ready For Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem to attain larger status each year as retailers prepare and warehouse and fulfillment personnel brace for the onslaught. This is the time of year warehouse and fulfillment employees wait for each year and have …

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In Catalog, Operations & Fulfillment

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July 22, 2014




3 Steps to Turn Dimensional Weight Rates into a Profit Center

It felt like only yesterday when a package’s weight was my primary concern… well, it still is, until Dec. 29, courtesy of UPS and FedEx new dimensional weight pricing models… and then your world is cha-cha-cha-changing (to quote David Bowie).

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

October 24, 2011




How To Design Your Warehouse Locator System

Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” How you design your warehouse locator system, pick flow and slotting strategy will profoundly impact your productivity throughout the building’s lifetime. It drives how cost, service and …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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