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August 21, 2015




Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …

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In Ecommerce, Global

holiday peak 2015, retail imports, NRF, national retail federation, peak holiday season, retail peak season 2015

August 20, 2015




Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position

While cargo traffic has returned to West coast ports since crippling labor issues were resolved earlier this year, volume continues to grow at a faster clip at East coast and Gulf coast ports as well as in Canada as shippers …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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

August 20, 2015




Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?

We all know the value of our employees, department and senior managers to our businesses. Within most warehouses you can find dedicated, long-term staff. These individuals can most likely tell you exactly where most SKUs live in the warehouse, which …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

Geodis, OHL, 3PL, supply chain, supply chain solutions, UPS, FedEx, Coyote Logistics, GENCO, TNT Express

August 18, 2015




French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, Geodis, Europe’s fourth-largest supply chain operator, plans to acquire OHL (formerly Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount which industry observers estimate at $800 million, or ten times OHL’s 2014 earnings.

Geodis is a …

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In Fulfillment, News

Bon-Ton Stores, Walmart, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Wayfair, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, RSR Group

August 17, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 17, 2015

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

Sporting goods company Mizuno has fully transitioned all its distribution and manufacturing operations to a new 520,000-square-foot high-tech facility in Braselton, GA.

A …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse Management System Technology

August 5, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 5, 2015

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

Amazon is looking to hire 500 to staff its new 1 million-square-foot distribution center set to open this fall in Carteret, NJ, which will be …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

Jet.com, Marc Lore, Amazon, Walmart.com, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, Diapers.com

August 3, 2015




Jet Sets Bold Goal of $20 Billion by 2020

The July 21 launch of Jet.com gave a good indication of its hoped-for trajectory to $20 billion in annual sales by 2020, according to founder and CEO Marc Lore.

“We did over $1 million in sales on the first day, which was well …

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In Campaign, Drop Shipping

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August 3, 2015




Are You Holding Onto Your Fulfillment System Too Long?

In many cases, businesses are holding onto installed order management and ERP systems for more than 10 years – sometimes 15+ years – if they believe they’re the right fit. On the face of it, this is sound thinking considering the time and …

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