Warehouse Management

NY Attorney General Files Court Order Asking for COVID-19 Worker Safety Monitor at Amazon Facility
December 1, 2021 at 5:56 pm

The New York attorney general is going after Amazon.com, accusing the e-commerce giant of rolling back protocols for COVID-19 in at least one of its warehouses. New York Attorney General Letitia James sought an emergency court order on Tuesday, saying Amazon's decision on COVID-19 safety leaves employees at a higher risk of exposure to the coronavirus. James…

A Checklist for Stepping Up Your E-Commerce Game
October 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm

American consumers spent a whopping $861.12 billion with online retailers in 2020, up 44 percent from the previous year. Amazon.com, the largest North American online retailer, reported a significant rise in site visits in January 2021, up 20 percent from the year prior. It’s plain to see that e-commerce is blowing up, and we don’t…

Best Practices for Driving Operational Excellence in the Warehouse
September 8, 2021

Warehouse operations are often siloed from other supply chain functions--such as demand planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and procurement--due to the physical distance that usually separates warehouses from front offices, as well as that warehouse operations are typically executed several weeks or even months after planning is conducted.

Conquer Complexity With Warehouse Management
September 8, 2021

Manufacturers and distributors must reconsider how their warehouse management practices, processes, and systems need to change in order to improve warehouse productivity, visibility, and costs.

Optimize Retail Distribution and Fulfillment With Infor WMS
September 8, 2021

Retailers need a holistic and scalable warehouse management system (WMS) that efficiently executes core distribution processes, while maintaining real-time inventory at the discrete location level--allowing them to quickly move the right product to the right location at the lowest cost

NRF Forecasts Record Increases in 2021 Retail Sales. Are DCs Ready?
June 22, 2021 at 5:13 pm

Earlier this year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2021 retail sales forecast. NRF expects retail sales to rise between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent over 2020, which equates to a $4.33 trillion uptick. This prediction hinges on the success of COVID-19 vaccinations and the re-opening of the economy, but should it play out,…

Peak Season is the New Norm
April 22, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Consumer behavior has been evolving over time, but never has it changed so rapidly in such a short period as it did in 2020. COVID-19 almost single-handedly forced consumers to embrace online shopping, as many physical stores shut down or reduced hours to comply with COVID-19 mandates. Consumers turned to online retailers for everything from…

Amazon Sellers Are Concerned About Limited Warehouse Space
December 9, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Several Amazon.com sellers are concerned over a recent policy change, CNBC reported. The policy is meant to help the e-commerce giant save space in its warehouses as it faces a pandemic-fueled surge in online orders alongside the usual peak holiday shopping season. In August, Amazon announced it would be enforcing stricter quantity limits on shipments from…