Amazon, UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, holiday 2014, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, seasonal workers, seasonal hires, holiday peak

August 5, 2014




Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014

In a move aimed at expediting its promise of Sunday delivery via the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon has announced plans to open 15 specialized sortation centers this year, which gets packages to nearby USPS offices for last-mile service.

The move …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, warehouse automation, material handling, picking, packing and shipping, picking and packing, pick and pack, material handling equipment, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

FedEx, Amazon, Target, JC Penney, eBay, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2014




The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, order management, order management system, OMS, warehouse management system, value-added reseller, VAR, Curt Barry

July 29, 2014




WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

The WMS, which has been around for about 30 years, stores and maintains a vast …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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July 22, 2014




3 Steps to Turn Dimensional Weight Rates into a Profit Center

It felt like only yesterday when a package’s weight was my primary concern… well, it still is, until Dec. 29, courtesy of UPS and FedEx new dimensional weight pricing models… and then your world is cha-cha-cha-changing (to quote David Bowie).

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

April 13, 2011




How Threadless.com Makes Warehouse Work Fun

Want to keep your operations staff happy and motivated? Make your workplace fun.
It isn’t as hard as you may think, and the rewards can be huge, according to executives from online apparel merchant Threadless.com.
Speaking at the …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, warehouse automation, material handling, picking, packing and shipping, picking and packing, pick and pack, material handling equipment, operations and fulfillment

July 15, 2014




What Growing Companies Need in a Logistics Provider

For growing ecommerce companies, timeliness is next to godliness. According to the 2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, half of consumers have abandoned carts due to a lengthy delivery time or no delivery date provided on a retailer’s …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

March 16, 2011




New WMS for Candy Warehouse

Things have been pretty sweet for the Candy Warehouse operation in recent years.
For one, the candy merchant moved into a new 33,600-sq.-ft. facility in El Segundo, CA, at the end of 2009.
And now, after 20% sales growth in 2010, Candy …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, WMS, Warehouse Management Systems, supply chain, supply chain management, HighJump Software, Accellos, Merger

July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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