December 3, 2011




Warehouse Execs: Look at Your Processes and Information System Support

What was the biggest takeaway from Logistics Management’s 2011 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey? Review your information system support for your operations and review your processes.
“Take a look at your information system support for your operations combined with a look …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

November 23, 2011




Is Your Warehouse Ready For Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem to attain larger status each year as retailers prepare and warehouse and fulfillment personnel brace for the onslaught. This is the time of year warehouse and fulfillment employees wait for each year and have …

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In Catalog, Operations & Fulfillment

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December 4, 2014




Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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December 2, 2014




How Wearable Technology is Impacting Retail

Smart watches, connected glasses and even smart contact lenses are gradually making their presence felt in the mass market. These devices are tipped to be the next big thing, capable of running apps that will allow employees or consumers alike …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 1, 2014




Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London

In the wake of a devastating Thanksgiving Day fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland housing its Fannie May and Harry London chocolates products, 1-800-Flowers.com needs to do all it can to make all affected customers happy …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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November 30, 2014




Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center

[Video Courtesy of FOX 8, Cleveland]
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. reported that supplies of its Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates will be limited this holiday season due to a fire at the company’s Maple Heights, OH warehouse …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

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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November 26, 2014




Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015

Earlier this year, both FedEx and UPS announced that they will apply dimensional weight pricing to all domestic ground shipments. The change — slated to take effect on December 29, 2014 for UPS and January 1, 2015 for FedEx — will impact shippers in a big …

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In Blog, 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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In 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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