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

February 23, 2016




13 Steps To Help You Plan An ERP System File Conversion

File conversions “don’t get no respect,” as Rodney Dangerfield would say. Everyone knows they need to write programs and convert files. However, it’s not uncommon to leave off detailed discussion of which files and tables to convert, what …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

skechers-300-200

February 18, 2016




Skechers Quickens Pace of Omnichannel Growth with Manhattan Associates

Skechers, the global leader in performance and lifestyle footwear, has selected Manhattan Associates Inc. solutions to orchestrate the omnichannel fulfillment of customer orders from across Europe and to drive ongoing business growth.

Having already deployed Manhattan’s warehouse management system (…

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the-week-that-was-300

February 11, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon Looks to Go Global with Logistics Operations

Amazon has taken another step in its march toward world dominance, as Bloomberg has reported that the company plans to create a global shipping and logistics operation. Code named “dragon boat,” and unofficially Global Supply Chain by Amazon, the network …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, WMS, OMS, operations and fulfillment, warehouse technology

February 11, 2016




9 Ways Procedures and Documentation Improve ERP System Use

Well, I just watched the 402nd project where management intended to have new operational procedures and training materials developed to accompany the major upgrade of a new ERP system. The procedures were not developed and the users went live on …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce operations, order management system

February 5, 2016




Replatforming Your Ecommerce System? Don’t Overlook Order Management

For many ecommerce retailers, the website replatforming process eventually becomes a necessary task. It’s a complicated undertaking, but several factors – the challenge of updating legacy systems, the need to add new site features and the desire for a fresh …

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In Blog, Inventory

UPS, UPS ground, UPS air

February 4, 2016




UPS Blows Out Q4, Cites Ecommerce Growth, Automation, Tight Controls

After facing overcapacity and under-capacity issues the past couple of peak seasons, UPS hit the nail on the head in 2015.

The company reported $2.17 billion in operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 17.1% from 2014 and the highest ever for the …

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In Fulfillment, News

Amazon Books

February 2, 2016




Looks Like Those Amazon Books Stores Are Happening…

[caption id="attachment_79764" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Amazon Books in University Village, Seattle. (Amazon photo)[/caption]

… or are they?

General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani spilled the beans Feb. 2 on a big secret that really comes as no surprise: Amazon is …

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In Blog, News

January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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