E-commerce

By Gary Forger, special projects editor for Supply Chain Management Review · October 18, 2018
When two days is too long, on-demand networks step in to deliver orders in hours or even minutes. This is hot enough that four-year old startups are having to share the space with the likes of Target, WalMart, Home Depot and even Amazon. Ultimately, delighting customers is driving it all.
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By MMH Staff · October 17, 2018
Warehouse and distribution center managers have never been under more pressure to transform their operations through the application of software, automation and new thinking aimed to streamline processes and keep pace with customer demands.
<p>As omni-channel retailers work to ensure the optimal customer experience in-store and online, the functionality of mobile computing<br />
devices has evolved.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · October 9, 2018
To address e-commerce and omni-channel challenges, many retailers are turning to automation, software and mobile computing solutions to find balance in their distribution channels.
By Bridget McCrea · October 4, 2018
Carrying excess inventory comes at a high cost, but so too do stock-outs and lost customers. Here’s how inventory management software is helping shippers bridge the inventory gap and come out ahead.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2018
The report, entitled “Warehouse of the Future: 9 attributes that are redefining industrial properties today,” observes how as industrial vacancies continue to fall alongside rising operating costs and shrinking availabilities of prime land parcels
By Jeff Berman · September 24, 2018
An ongoing state of heightened demand for e-commerce distribution space continues to serve as a driver for several of the largest United States Industrial & Logistics (I&L) leases completed in the first half of 2018, according to research recently published by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. The research, entitled “Dealmakers: Largest Warehouse Leases in H1 2018,” analyzed the 100 largest leases for the I&L space by square footage.
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By Packsize · September 13, 2018
Top-of-mind CPG concerns around e-commerce packaging are addressed, including package design, sustainability, specialized packaging equipment, and Amazon’s packaging requirements.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2018
The JLL paper, entitled “Supreme Court ruling on internet sales tax clears the air,” examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision for retailers, in terms of how this ruling may affect logistics space needs for small online retailers.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2018
Second quarter revenue was up 16% annually to $4.36 billion, and quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders coming in at $137.5 million, which topped $47.6 million for the same period a year ago.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2018
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said this week it has opened up a new Charleston, S.C.-based service center facility, which it said its almost triple of its previous facility in the area and designed to handle the company’s projected growth through 2025. DHL said this new $2.2 million, 16,200 square-foot facility, which is in a business park in close proximity to the Charleston International Airport, provides pickup and delivery services for international shipments.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2018
Given the strong economic outlook at the moment, it stands to reason that there have been various subsequent takeaways. One key one was highlighted in a report recently issued by commercial real estate firm CBRE, whose main thesis was that for the year ending March 31, global prime logistics rents saw gains, due, in large part, to the improving global economy, as well as increased demand for goods bought both at physical store locations and online.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 10, 2018
At its Hannover, Germany, facility, e-commerce logistics provider Arvato SCM Solutions is using pouch sortation technology to speed orders to market and dramatically reduce its returns processing time for a fashion leader. System Report for Arvato SCM Solutions.
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By MMH Staff · June 27, 2018
Fulfillment challenges and priorities for e-commerce businesses.
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By MMH Staff · June 17, 2018
A collection of our stories to inspire retail distribution
By Josh Bond · June 8, 2018
Health care supply chains are looking to direct-to-consumer, tracking and goods-to-person to solve their toughest distribution challenges.

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