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April 7, 2014




7 Trends That Are Disrupting the Retail Industry

Although it’s only April, 2014 is proving to be a transformative year for retail. Every aspect of the industry — from manufacturing to ecommerce — is on the brink of a fundamental shift.

To stay competitive, you must learn how to use …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

January 4, 2011




Customize Warehouse Equipment Safety Training for Your DC

Read Part 1 now: The Basics of Forklift Safety
When it comes to warehouse safety, adhering to the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) requirements is key: Every company that uses industrial equipment must certify that its employees have been trained …

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December 22, 2010




Orchard Brands to Close MA Warehouse; Move Jobs to Blair Facility

Multititle mailer Orchard Brands plans to move 75 to 100 jobs from its Beverly, MA-based distribution center to its Blair Corp. unit’s fulfillment facility located in Irvine, PA. The Beverly DC is 240,000 sq. ft. and the Irvine, PA DC is 931,000 sq. …

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March 25, 2014




UPS Opens Expansion of European Air Hub

UPS announced this week that it has opened a $200 million expansion of its European air hub facility at the Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany. This facility is one of the largest investments in the shipping titan’s history.

The expansion, …

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In Global, Must Reads

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March 24, 2014




How Small Merchants Meet Operational Challenges

Whether you’re in the startup phase or ready for the next big push with your ecommerce business, planning for growth is no easy task.

As Fairytale Brownies co-founder David Kravetz points out, you can strive to exceed customer expectations …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

December 1, 2010




Improving Peak-period Warehouse Performance

You made it through the last peak period, but it wasn’t pretty. Maybe your warehouse was stretched beyond capacity, disorganized and hard to navigate. Or perhaps you used more overtime than planned, and your operation still wasn’t able to meet …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

November 24, 2010




Brady Buys ID Warehouse of Australia

Brady Corp., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer/marketer of industrial signage, security, and safety products, has acquired New South Wales, Australia-based identification and security products supplier ID Warehouse. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1994, ID Warehouse specializes in security …

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March 16, 2014




Nearly 12% of Holiday Gifts Were Not Delivered On Time

Almost 12% of ecommerce orders fulfilled by retailers by their planned on-time-for-Christmas cutoff date did not reach the recipient by Dec. 25, according to the results of Multichannel Merchant’s 2014 MCM Outlook survey.

Although an average 11.6% of 2014 MCM Outlook survey respondents said orders …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2013

November 1, 2010




What to look for in a Warehouse Management System

Determining the best software system for managing warehouse functions can be a confusing proposition, given the number of available options and merchants’ varying needs.
Most options provide the essentials required to operate a basic warehouse. Many order management systems (OMS) …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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March 6, 2014




5 Reasons Why You Need to Join Me at the Operations Summit

Next month hundreds of operations and fulfillment people will flock to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend Multichannel Merchant’s Operations Summit. We don’t like to toot our own horns, but the Operations Summit conference is the only show in town …

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