Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

Amazon Praises Prime Growth, Acknowledges Delivery Delays

| Tim Parry

Amazon put out a press release on Dec. 26 to announce a record-setting holiday season for Amazon Prime, the annual membership program offering unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of items. The problem is, Amazon’s announcement came two days after UPS announcements delays in deliveries that meant shipments scheduled to be under Christmas trees would not arrive on time.

FedEx Net Income Up 14%

| Erin Lynch

FedEx released its second quarter financials on Dec. 18, which showed a net income of $500 million, up 14% from last year’s $438 million.

Lowe’s Launches Natural Gas-Powered Truck Fleet

| MCM Staff

Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, TX, making the DIY home improvement merchant’s fleet among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.

UPS, United Parcel Service, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, FedEx, TNT Express, David Abney, ecommerce, seasonal peak, dimensional weight pricing, DIM, DIM weight

UPS Launches New Service for Sensitive Shipments

| Daniela Forte

UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.

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

Menlo Establishes New Logistics Hub for Fox Head in Europe

| Tim Parry

Menlo will provide transport management services for inbound product and distribution to the Fox dealer network; inventory and warehousing management and order fulfilment and dispatch. The facility will utilize Fox’s voice recognition technology.