Operations Summit 2016

April 4, 2016




Operations Summit Will Help With Your Systems, Fulfillment Strategies

I go to lots of conferences, but for me, the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice at F. Curtis Barry & Company. Why? It is dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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March 29, 2016




U.S. Retailers are Often Oblivious to Cross-Border Selling

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There’s a whole world of ecommerce shoppers, but U.S.-based merchants say they are not ready to embrace the cross-border shopper. According to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey, …

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In cross-border, Global

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March 18, 2016




Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…

Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable”  Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

FedEx, UPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, ecommerce fulfillment

March 18, 2016




FedEx Says Amazon Business Not a Concern

Executives with FedEx took issue with multiple media reports about Amazon’s moves into logistics and transportation as they discussed the company’s third quarter financial results, saying the ecommerce giant was simply addressing capacity issues with its own assets …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

March 15, 2016




Hermes’ BorderGuru Announces Logistics Partnership with Alibaba Group

Chicago, March 15, 2016 – Hermes, operator of the largest business-to-consumer (B2C) parcel shop network in Europe, announces its subsidiary, cross-border solution BorderGuru, has become the logistic partner to the Alibaba Group and its logistics affiliate Cainiao. The partnership will enable BorderGuru‘…

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In Fulfillment, Global

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March 16, 2016




Ask the Right Questions About Your Retail Freight Management Strategy

In just 24 hours, the U.S. Postal Service on average processes and delivers over 500 million pieces of mail. In the same timeframe, FedEx ships nine million boxes. While the logistics of shipping may be invisible to shoppers placing orders from …

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In Blog, customer experience

ecommerce returns

March 15, 2016




Growth in Ecommerce Returns Will Drive Facilities Demand

A new report from CBRE has found that the rapid growth in ecommerce returns is creating future demand for new or expanded facilities, even strategically located “quick response” operations near demand centers dedicated to handling reverse logistics.

“We think in …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

omnichannel fulfillment

March 14, 2016




Amazon Effect Still a Major Driver in DTC, Ecommerce Operations

The effect of Amazon on the direct-to-customer and ecommerce landscape, and the changing customer expectations it has helped to engender, continue to be a major factor as seen in the ripples throughout the world of operations and fulfillment, judging by …

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In Fulfillment, fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

March 10, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight

Ending months of speculation, Amazon announced it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while at the same time taking a 20% stake in the Wilmington, OH-based company. That is where Amazon has reportedly been running air …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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