E-commerce

By DHL Supply Chain · February 13, 2019
E-commerce and multi-channel distribution bring a host of new challenges to the supply chain. Mastering the complexity of fulfillment is key to capitalizing on the growth opportunities e-commerce presents.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 12, 2019
The global 3PL turned to mobile collaborative robots to rev up its e-commerce fulfillment operations. One measurable result: a 2x improvement in productivity.
By Josh Bond · February 8, 2019
3PL cuts errors, costs and an entire shift from its fulfillment center.
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By LM Staff · January 29, 2019
Descartes has worked with a supply chain industry expert to create an eBook that explores how retailers are managing to meet their customers’ demands.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2019
For those that still think Amazon does not directly compete with the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, a report in The Wall Street Journal today drives home the point that it may be time to reconsider that notion. The reason, according to the report, is that a new seven-days a week delivery network being introduced by the global e-commerce bellwether, aims to take customers from FedEx and UPS by zooming in on fuel surcharges and extra fees, which increase home delivery costs.
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By MMH Staff · January 22, 2019
Download this new "Making the Case" guide to learn how using intelligent, vision-based readers and sensors can capture the information you need to help address both external customer service expectations, and internal marching orders for efficiency.
By LM Staff · January 22, 2019
FedEx officials said that it has had a 30-year relationship with Flying Cargo Group, adding that this agreement was reached at the time that the service agreement between the companies was set to expire. And they added that this agreement is expected to be made official during the first half of 2019 and subject to regulatory approval.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2019
In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the fourth quarter availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell by eight basis points to 7.0, which marks its lowest point going back to 2000, adding that it represents the 34th consecutive quarter of declining availability, which is the longest stretch of its kind going back to 1988, when CBRE initially started tracking this data.
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By MMH Staff · January 14, 2019
This exclusive research study, conducted by Modern Materials Handling on behalf of Honeywell, investigates the consequences e-commerce has on an organization’s fulfillment operation.
By MMH Staff · December 18, 2018
52% of retail decision makers are converting point-of-sale (POS) space to self-checkout, and 62% are transforming it for online order pickup.
By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2018
The intersection of e-commerce activity and last-mile logistics with growing consumer expectations for same-day delivery has led to increased need for e-commerce distribution operations located closer to consumers in populous urban areas.
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By Ryder · November 16, 2018
Managing order fulfillment operations in the age of e-commerce means coping with all aspects of “more” for the customer.
By MMH Staff · November 15, 2018
Deal will expand omni-channel distribution capabilities for e-commerce companies.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2018
Gap Inc.’s Gallatin facility was designed to rapidly fill e-commerce orders while minimizing handling.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2018
Acquisition includes deep experience and assets for faster, easier implementations of SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration.

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