Executed properly, inventory optimization reduces the incidence of out-of-stock products, minimizes carrying costs, increases fulfillment speeds and preserves gross profit margins.
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News & Analysis
21 Sep 2015
A 1.6-million-square-foot direct fulfillment center in Troy Township, northwestern Ohio plays a key part in Home Depot's interconnected retail strategy blending online and in-store sales.
01 Sep 2015
Menlo Logistics will open a new logistics center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, early next year, as growing e-commerce sales, both domestic and cross-border, are forcing changes in European supply chains and logistics networks.
24 Aug 2015
U.S. retailers and manufacturers are slicing into inventories they built up during the West Coast port labor dispute, contributing to what's reported to be a softer third-quarter freight market. Stronger consumer spending may help shippers balance inventories as peak season demand picks up.
18 Aug 2015
The same logistics strategy that propelled U.S. online retailer Zulily to greatness has led to its defeat, according to industry analysts, culminating this week in the company’s sale to a retail giant with a markedly different idea of how supply chains are run.
12 Aug 2015
Macy’s is expanding same-day delivery options into more markets, upping the ante in its high-stakes poker game with e-commerce giant Amazon.
11 Aug 2015
03 Aug 2015
London Gateway wants shippers to use its new common-user facility as a testbed for trying out innovative logistics solutions, said it implementation director Graeme Clarke.
16 Jul 2015
Transportation and warehousing businesses and utilities can't hire enough workers to fill available positions, as moderate economic growth in the U.S. generates strong demand for employees ready and willing to move freight.
13 Jul 2015
Discount retailer Dollar Tree is building a $104.4 million distribution center in 'upstate' South Carolina, near the Greer Inland Port and the I-85 corridor, expanding its Southeastern logistics footprint.
10 Jul 2015
Vacancy rates for New Jersey distribution centers and warehousing have dipped below 8 percent for the first time in six years and are pushing up rents, the Cushman & Wakefield commercial real estate firm says.