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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dimensional weight pricing, DIM, USPS, U.S. Postal Service, Shipping/Delivery, parcel shipping, parcel delivery, UPS, FedEx, Operations and Fulfillment

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

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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November 19, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014

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

Ulta Beauty is planning a 670,000-square-foot regional distribution center in southwest Dallas.

FedEx has plans to build a $50 million 300,000-square-foot distribution center in …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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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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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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In Must Reads, 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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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

November 3, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014

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

Amazon is considering opening a new fulfillment center in Fall River, MA, according to WBUR.com. The company has reportedly sent a letter of …

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