key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

October 27, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014

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

Ashley Furniture has opened a 2.8-million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center, which includes a new 1.1-million-square-foot addition, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Furniture retailer W….

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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August 30, 2013




The Amazon Warehouse Boom

Amazon has been making major investments into building more warehouses in order to bring more products, to more people, the fastest way possible. In fact, according to a recent article in Businessweek, Amazon has spent nearly $14 billion since 2010 to build 50 …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, Amazon.com, free shipping, amazon prime, ecommerce

October 16, 2014




Amazon to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon announced today it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal employees at its 50 fulfillment centers and 15 sortation centers in the U.S. to handle peak demand, the company said in a press release.

Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal workers into …

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In Ecommerce, News

Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, parcel carrier, parcel carriers, UPS, FedEx, United States Postal Service, USPS, parcel negotiations, parcel spend management, parcel carrier negotiations, parcel carrier contracts, parcel carrier surcharges, DHL, UPS SurePost, FedEx SmartPost, last-mile delivery

October 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup

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

Trader Joe’s has begun work on a regional distribution center in Daytona Beach, FL, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. A 524,000-square-foot building …

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In Inventory, News

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

October 15, 2014




Costco Enters China Through Tmall

Costco announced it will enter China through the opening of Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global Platform, an extension of Tmall.com, according to a press release by Alibaba Group.

Tmall Global allows overseas brands and retailers to establish presence on …

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In cross-border, Global

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

August 7, 2013




8 Tips for Designing Your Warehouse

When it comes to the ecommerce world, it’s all about efficiency, speed, and accuracy. And while the marketing messages and inventory technology need to be on point, if your warehouse is not set up to sufficiently handle the orders, …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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July 25, 2013




Ordoro Brings Amazon’s Warehouse to the Masses

Ordoro brings Amazon’s warehouse expertise to the masses (via PR Newswire)
Download image Ordoro logo AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ordoro today announced their partnership with Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) to bring Amazon’s warehousing and order fulfillment expertise to …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 8, 2014




Your 2014 Guide to Order Management Systems

Is it time to replace or upgrade your existing order management system?  This comprehensive report of technology providers will help you compare and contrast various order management systems, and help guide your decision.
In this OMS technology roundup from Multichannel …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, vendor roundup

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

October 1, 2014




Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

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