Giant industrial real estate investment trust Prologis will acquire competitor DCT Industrial Trust for $8.4 billion in stock and assumed debt, giving it significantly increased scale in key U.S. markets and the ability to better service the growing needs of its ecommerce clients.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon and Macy’s are all planning new facilities and there is spec building activity afoot in Jacksonville, FL and Winnebago County, IL, in our latest MCM fulfillment and distribution center roundup.
Today’s robotic applications are all based on existing applications and technology, not uncharted research, and each generation of technology gets cheaper. Here are five important considerations when looking at an investment in warehouse robotics.
Amazon, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Toys R Us and Rent the Runway are among the companies active in recent distribution and fulfillment center activities. See who is expanding and where facilities are being planned.
The biggest challenge in relocating an ecommerce fulfillment center is the business disruption. How will you transfer your inventory without having to shut down for days or even weeks? These 10 best practice steps will help you bring the new facility online quicker.
Planning and executing the relocation of an ecommerce fulfillment center is a massive undertaking, and the budgeting of costs and ongoing expenses involves a rigorous process. From a merchant case study, learn what steps to take, key items to consider and how to cost out the project.
JC Penney, DSW, Amazon and Gilt are among those announcing distribution center and fulfillment center activity recently. See what is opening and closing in the domestic market for retail and ecommerce companies.
Moving from third-party fulfillment to opening an in-house ecommerce fulfillment center is a massive endeavor. This case study of how one DTC company got it done will provide useful examples as you evaluate the planning and startup challenges for your own new facility.
Walmart subscription bulk buying subsidiary Sam’s Club is rolling out an Amazon Prime-like service offering unlimited free shipping on nearly all items for its Plus members at $100 a year, $1 more than Prime charges, with no minimum order threshold.
What are your plans to improve your DTC operations? While you might not be launching rockets like Elon Musk or disrupting markets like Jeff Bezos, you need to think more in terms of innovation. These 6 questions will help you gauge whether you’re innovating fast enough.