Supply Chain

12/18/2013 - 12:26pm

Macy’s will build a major direct-to-consumer fulfillment center near Owasso in Tulsa County, Okla., to support continued sales growth driven by Macy’s omni-channel strategy.

12/16/2013 - 11:30am

Most retailers have yet to adapt their supply chains to the emerging omni-channel retail model.

12/12/2013 - 12:15pm

The Home Depot reportedly plans to invest $300 million on technology and supply chain upgrades during its fiscal year 2014, which begins in February 2014.

12/09/2013 - 5:18pm

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 1.8% in December, compared to the same month last year, and the year should end with an increase of 2.3% from 2012.

12/09/2013 - 5:08pm

Amazon.com is reportedly using robots from Kiva Systems at three distribution centers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the robots bring merchandise from shelves to warehouse workers and can potentially reduce the cost of filling an order by 20% to 40%, for an annual savings of more than $900 million.

12/03/2013 - 6:16pm

Supervalu is shipping goods to its grocery stores across the Eastern region with a much smaller carbon footprint, thanks to the recent addition of 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

12/02/2013 - 11:36am

Amazon.com hopes to someday deliver packages to its customers using unmanned drone aircraft.

11/28/2013 - 12:52pm

Among Americans who purchased a product that required shipping this year, 80% consider shipping options, including free shipping, to be an important factor in their overall shopping experience, according to a recent survey commissioned by Pitney Bowes Inc.

11/25/2013 - 5:54pm

Urban Outfitters has awarded Vanderlande Industries a design and build contract for the automated material handling system at their new fulfillment center located in Gap, Pa.

11/25/2013 - 11:38am

McAlpine Hussmann Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hussmann Corporation, has acquired the assets of the former Austral Refrigeration case equipment manufacturing and distribution operations from Retail FM (a wholly owned subsidiary of Woolworths Limited).