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December 2, 2014




How Wearable Technology is Impacting Retail

Smart watches, connected glasses and even smart contact lenses are gradually making their presence felt in the mass market. These devices are tipped to be the next big thing, capable of running apps that will allow employees or consumers alike …

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November 30, 2014




Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. reported that supplies of its Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates will be limited this holiday season due to a fire at the company’s Maple Heights, OH warehouse …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

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December 1, 2014




Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London

In the wake of a devastating Thanksgiving Day fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland housing its Fannie May and Harry London chocolates products, 1-800-Flowers.com needs to do all it can to make all affected customers happy …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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November 26, 2014




Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015

Earlier this year, both FedEx and UPS announced that they will apply dimensional weight pricing to all domestic ground shipments. The change — slated to take effect on December 29, 2014 for UPS and January 1, 2015 for FedEx — will impact shippers in a big …

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November 19, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014

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

Ulta Beauty is planning a 670,000-square-foot regional distribution center in southwest Dallas.

FedEx has plans to build a $50 million 300,000-square-foot distribution center in …

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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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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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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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November 3, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014

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

Amazon is considering opening a new fulfillment center in Fall River, MA, according to WBUR.com. The company has reportedly sent a letter of …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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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