October 24, 2011




How To Design Your Warehouse Locator System

Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” How you design your warehouse locator system, pick flow and slotting strategy will profoundly impact your productivity throughout the building’s lifetime. It drives how cost, service and …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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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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

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

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, Meijer Inc., FedEx, Nike, Home Goods, Primark, ReallyGoodStuff.com

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 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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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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