Only ten years ago, the Internet and distribution were considered a relatively new partnering.
Blame it on the Internet. Blame it on Amazon. Whatever the reason, there is no debate that shoppers have different expectations today than in the past and that retailers are being forced to rethink how they interact with shoppers.
Despite their importance, successful implementation of warehouse management systems (WMS) is seldom fully realized in highly automated distribution centers.
As e-commerce continues its rapid growth into virtually every market sector, retailers are anxious to expand their presence online to capture this market share. Between 2006 and 2010, global online retail sales grew by 16.3 percent annually, according to Global Online Retail 2011, published by Datamonitor.
The recent introduction of several goods-to-person order fulfillment systems calls for a thorough understanding of their potential fit into any logistics operation.
On April 24 in Hackleburg, Alabama groundbreaking ceremonies were held on the site where VF Corporation's plant was destroyed when a tornado ripped through the town on April 27, 2011. The VF Wrangler plant is Hackleburg's largest employer.
Read Jeff Graves' recent article in which he outlines critical advantages of independent logistics consultants over system integrators.
Whether staying in your current building or moving to another, there are things you can do to maximize the return on your improvement investment.