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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

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

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

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

Amazon,, Amazon Prime, FedEx, FedEx Ground, USPS, U.S. Postal Service

June 15, 2015

Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping

Looking to expand the massive rolls of Amazon Prime even further, the ecommerce giant has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Normally, merchants …


In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

west coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, east coast ports, gulf coast ports, ecommerce, shipping and delivery, logistics management

June 9, 2015

Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …


In News

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

June 8, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015

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

Youth apparel retailer Five Below opened a 1 million-square-foot-plus distribution center in Oldmans, NJ. The company will initially occupy 700,000 square feet of the space.


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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