distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

July 15, 2014




What Growing Companies Need in a Logistics Provider

For growing ecommerce companies, timeliness is next to godliness. According to the 2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, half of consumers have abandoned carts due to a lengthy delivery time or no delivery date provided on a retailer’s …

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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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Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, WMS, Warehouse Management Systems, supply chain, supply chain management, HighJump Software, Accellos, Merger

July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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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port strike, west coast port strike, NRF, national retail federation, shipping/delivery, shipping, freight, ocean freight, labor unions, labor issues, retail

July 9, 2014




NRF: June Port Traffic Highest in Five Years

With the outcome of west coast port labor negotiations still up in the air, July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, according to a monthly report from the National Retail Federation.

The contract …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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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Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

July 2, 2014




Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open

As the 5 p.m. PT contract deadline came and went on July 1, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are still at the table trying to iron out their differences in order to avoid a costly …

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

port strike, west coast port strike, NRF, national retail federation, shipping/delivery, shipping, freight, ocean freight, labor unions, labor issues, retail

June 27, 2014




Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day

A West Coast port strike, which could happen as early as 5 p.m. PT on July 1 if dockworkers and port management don’t reach an agreement, could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day, according to a …

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