October 12, 2011




When to Spend to Reduce Warehouse Costs

Orders for material handling equipment – an indicator of economic growth – are up 17% this year as of August, according to the U.S. Commerce.
That’s a good sign, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. “While maybe …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

UPS, holiday shipping, holiday shipping peak, seasonal hiring, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, FedEx, Amazon, retail, holiday peak, logistics, 2013 holiday season, 2014 holiday season

September 16, 2014




UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers

UPS announced today it plans to hire between 90,000-95,000 temporary workers to handle the rush of deliveries around the holiday shopping season. This is a significant increase over the projected figure from 2013 and is part of the company’s all-out …

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In Must Reads, News

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, warehouse automation, material handling, picking, packing and shipping, picking and packing, pick and pack, material handling equipment, operations and fulfillment

September 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014

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

The Czech government continues to talk to Amazon about a potential second distribution center in the Czech Republic, as it begins construction on a 1 …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

October 8, 2011




Four Tips for Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse

Staffing the warehouse for the fourth quarter rush isn’t easy to get right. But there are a few tricks that can help make the hiring process run smoother.
First, have a clear picture of exactly what you need, and …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

October 1, 2011




Two Tips for Staffing the Warehouse for the Holidays

Forecasting and staffing the warehouse for your fourth-quarter rush is always a challenge for retailers. But if you arm yourself with the right metrics and formulas, you can make this year your most efficient yet.

To hire the correct amount …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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September 11, 2014




3 Things Wholesale Companies Should Know Before Going Retail

Online shopping puts people closer to the products, brands, and stores they love. With only a few clicks, it’s easier than ever for shoppers to find exactly what they’re looking for, and forward-thinking brands know that it’s …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, order management, order management system, OMS, warehouse management system, value-added reseller, VAR, Curt Barry

September 9, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014

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

Bedding supply company American Textile Company has doubled the size and expected employment of its manufacturing and distribution center in Tifton, GA, according to …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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September 3, 2014




Harry & David a Good Fit for 1-800-Flowers

Industry experts said they were in favor of 1-800-Flowers acquiring specialty gift retailer Harry & David.  1-800-Flowers acquired Harry & David for $142.5 million.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

September 2, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 2, 2014

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

Trader Joe’s purchased a 76-acre brownfield site in Daytona Beach, FL to build a new $80 million, 800,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, according to …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

September 2, 2014




1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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