key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

September 29, 2014

Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly 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.

In this Tip Sheet from Multichannel Merchant, you …


In Operations & Fulfillment, tip-sheet


September 16, 2015

The Keys to a Successful Drop Shipping Program

In the face of relentless pressure from Amazon and a highly competitive environment overall, retailers are continually seeking ways to cut costs, gain efficiencies and meet rising consumer expectations. One of the main tools in this arsenal is drop shipping, …


In Drop Shipping, executive summary

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

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

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 …


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 …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


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

Warehouse Management System Technology

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.


In Fulfillment, 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

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