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January 14, 2016




Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.

By contrast, the report finds that online …

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Amazon, Amazon Logistics, Amazon Air, ecommerce fulfillment, DHL, UPS, FedEx, ecommerce logistics

January 14, 2016




Amazon to Buy Out French Delivery Company

[caption id="attachment_79014" align="alignright" width="300"] An Amazon sortation center in Kent, WA. Photo credit: Seattle Times[/caption]

In its continuing march toward setting up its own logistics and shipping operations, Amazon plans to complete its acquisition of French package-delivery …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

January 12, 2016




6 Ways You Can Bring Innovation to Your Fulfillment Operations

“A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.”

- Charles F. Kettering, as quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971), W. Clements Zinck, p. 122

Kettering was …

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Finish Line, retail supply chain, warehouse management system, WMS, order management system, OMS

January 11, 2016




Finish Line Supply Chain System Issues Hit Q3 Numbers

Supply chain performance issues tied to new order management and warehouse management systems led to inventory shortfalls and poor third quarter results for sporting apparel retailer Finish Line, which reported consolidated net sales of $382.1 million, down 3.5% from the prior year, …

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January 7, 2016




Week in Review: Macy’s Downfall Sends an Omnichannel Message

Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.

In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys….

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ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

January 5, 2016




6 Ways to Make Your Distribution Data Work for You

Customer expectations for shipping are changing faster than ever. With the advent of Amazon Prime, accurate delivery timeslots and detailed tracking information are becoming the norm for multichannel retailers of all sizes. While giants such as Amazon and Walmart can …

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December 31, 2015




The Top 10 Stories that Shaped D-to-C Retail in 2015

The ball in Times Square will drop in just a few hours, and Ryan Seacrest will let the world know 2016 is here.

With the year about to come to an end, here’s a look at the Top 10 stories that shaped …

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November 27, 2012




2012 Warehouse Management Systems Roundup

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.

You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.

You’ll learn about staffing, customer …

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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

November 16, 2012




Wayfair.com Doubles Warehouse Space for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home goods, has doubled its warehouse space by adding a total of 200,000 sq. ft. to its facilities in Hebron, KY, and Ogden, UT in preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Follow US! @MCMerchant …

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