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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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In Holiday 2014, Operations & Fulfillment

DHL, DHL Supply Chain, Africa, South Africa, logistics, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global shipping, supply chain

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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In Blog, Email

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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key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

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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In Ecommerce, News

Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, parcel carrier, parcel carriers, UPS, FedEx, United States Postal Service, USPS, parcel negotiations, parcel spend management, parcel carrier negotiations, parcel carrier contracts, parcel carrier surcharges, DHL, UPS SurePost, FedEx SmartPost, last-mile delivery

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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In Inventory, News

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

October 15, 2014




Costco Enters China Through Tmall

Costco announced it will enter China through the opening of Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global Platform, an extension of Tmall.com, according to a press release by Alibaba Group.

Tmall Global allows overseas brands and retailers to establish presence on …

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In cross-border, Global

June 20, 2011




Illuminating Facts On Warehouse Lighting

Energy efficient lighting in the form of T5 and T8 fluorescents has been around for a number of years now. These are better by far than even the T12 fluorescents that most of us have been accustomed to all of …

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In Uncategorized

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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