Ecommerce fulfillment, distribution center, Monoprice, Amazon, Dollar General, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, QVC, Primark

July 7, 2015

Automation Making Ecommerce Order Fulfillment More Efficient

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion. As customer expectations of immediacy continue to rise, driven by Amazon and others, …


In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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

July 7, 2015

Supply Chain Capacity Issues Fueling Cost Increases, Report Finds

A new report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) found that issues around both the tightening of delivery and warehouse capacity, fueled by an improving economy, as well as a chronic trucker shortage, continue to impact supply …


In Inventory, Must Reads


July 3, 2015

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …


In Ecommerce, Executive

Forklift at dock

July 2, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015

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

Volvo has opened a new 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, MI, closing a smaller hub in Memphis and consolidating in the larger building.


In Fulfillment, Inventory

Bon-Ton Stores, Walmart, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Wayfair, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, RSR Group

July 1, 2015

7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center

I will never forget this accident.

On a Sunday I got a call from a client, asking that I come immediately to their distribution center several hours away. Literally a wall of improperly stacked product had collapsed due to crushed …


In Blog, Fulfillment

August 15, 2012

What Are Your Warehouse Management System Priorities?

A recent Aberdeen Group study listed five priorities for an effective warehouse management system: cycle counting, real-time putaway, paperless receiving, bin-level location management, and order picking with mobile devices. We asked three operations experts to find out what their priorities …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 9, 2012

It’s Nap Time at Men’s Warehouse

Long day at work? Ready for an afternoon nap? Do it. It’s the most effective way to rejuvenate your brain. — Men’s Wearhouse (@menswearhouse) August 8, 2012

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In, Retail

distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment, vendor scorecard, warehouse/distribution center

June 19, 2015

Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers

How do you evaluate the vendors who supply your merchandise?

If you ask someone in merchandising, operations or accounting about vendor performance, chances are each will give you widely different answers. The merchandiser will consider the sales and margin and …


In Blog, fulfillment

Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, fulfillment center, Amazon,, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, UPS, Uber, Lyft, Deliv, Roadie, Target, Postmates, comScore, Google, Ulta Salon, Google same-day delivery

June 17, 2015

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts

While the extent of consumer demand to have orders show up at the front door yesterday remains an open question, activity and investment around same-day delivery remains red hot. From Apple and Postmates to Amazon, Ulta, Uber and beyond, companies …


In Fulfillment, News

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