warehouse management system, wms, order management system, OMS, operations and fulfillment, direct-to-customer, direct-to-customer ecommerce, DTC, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, IBM, QuickBooks, Peachtree Software, Salesforce.com, AppRiver, Box.com, Constant Contact

March 16, 2015




Should You Look to Cloud Computing for Your DTC Operations?

I was talking with a client recently about his company’s transition over the past three years to cloud processing for order management, warehouse management and POS. He is extremely pleased with the outcome and would never go back to …

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Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce operations, retail, online retail, -retail, Amazon buy box

March 11, 2015




A Fulfillment By Amazon Consideration Checklist

While Amazon may be known for its superior user experience, the services it offers sellers are just as compelling. For third-party sellers looking to optimize their Amazon strategy, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) lets them utilize the ecommerce giant’s expansive and …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

fulfillment center, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, shipping/delivery, direct-to-customer, ecommerce, FedEx, Walmart, Amazon, Ikea, Belk, Wolverine Worldwide

March 4, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, March 4, 2015

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

Officials announced that Fall River, MA reached a tax agreement with Amazon for a new distribution center there, part of which would also …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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

February 26, 2015




Selecting Technology That Best Fits Your Direct-to-Consumer Business

To replace your current Order Management (OMS) or Warehouse Management System (WMS), there are a wide variety of choices. Should you go with a specialized OMS, or would an enterprise-wide system such as an ERP be the best choice?

From …

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In Automation, Blog

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February 25, 2015




Choosing the Right WMS for Your Needs

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system (WMS) can bring to your business? One simple answer: A full function WMS provides greater control of inventory and management of labor within the four walls of the fulfillment center.

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

May 23, 2012




10 Tips for Warehouse Management System Implementation

Faced with leaner budgets, many merchants are looking for high-impact, low-cost ways to improve productivity. But one of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal may be by updating something many merchants already have—a warehouse management system (WMS).

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Ace Hardware, Ace, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, same day delivery, Uber, Lyft, Home Depot, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe', operations and fulfillment, retail, home improvement retail

February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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February 21, 2015




Deal reached in West Coast Port Shutdown

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced a tentative agreement Friday on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports.

The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor …

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In News, PR Newswire

Dockworkers, ILWU, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, labor dispute, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Pacific Maritime Association, PMA, port owners, President Obama, West Coast port shutdown, West Coast ports

February 20, 2015




Forget The Rotting Fruit on West Coast Docks – Where’s My Order from eBay?

The boondoggle that is the West coast port labor dispute is causing massive damage to the U.S. economy, as shipping companies have cut back operations by suspending vessel loading and unloading for night shifts, holidays and weekends at the …

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