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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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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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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August 17, 2011




Tips for Seasonal Warehouse Staffing

Is the back end of your business ready to take on fulfilling holiday orders? You not only need to make sure you have enough workers on hand to handle seasonal demand, you need to hire the right people and train …

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November 2, 2014




Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume

The three major parcel carriers – FedEx, UPS and USPS – are forecasting this to be the busiest holiday season ever.

USP said it anticipates volume of more than 585 million packages in December,  an 11% increase over 2013. UPS expects its 2014 peak delivery day …

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October 30, 2014




DHL Invests 30.5 million Euros in New South Africa Facilities

DHL announced it is investing 30.5 million Euros in its supply chain and global forwarding divisions in South Africa, as the company continues to focus on long-term growth plans through infrastructure, IT systems and services to support businesses operating in the …

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October 30, 2014




How Retailers Emailed In Halloween

Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with Halloween spending this year expected to reach a record $7.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. We’ve been keeping tabs on our inbox to see the tricks and treats leading …

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October 27, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014

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

Ashley Furniture has opened a 2.8-million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center, which includes a new 1.1-million-square-foot addition, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Furniture retailer W….

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October 16, 2014




Amazon to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon announced today it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal employees at its 50 fulfillment centers and 15 sortation centers in the U.S. to handle peak demand, the company said in a press release.

Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal workers into …

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October 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup

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

Trader Joe’s has begun work on a regional distribution center in Daytona Beach, FL, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. A 524,000-square-foot building …

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