Levi Strauss Embraces Growth in Direct-to-Consumer Market

Levi Strauss has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in northern Kentucky as the company looks to drive higher revenue and profit growth in its direct-to-consumer and e-commerce business.

The new e-commerce facility, which began operations in July 2023, is located in Erlanger, in the Greater Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, and is positioned to service east coast customers.

Levi Strauss also has an omnichannel fulfillment facility in Nevada, which services west coast e-commerce, wholesale, and retail customers.

The company struggled to fulfill orders […]

Another Self-Operating Warehouse in California

JD.com is adding a third self-operating warehouse and distribution center in California.

Automated warehouses provide merchants with improved logistics infrastructure that allows JD.com to extend its order cut-off time by an hour. This will be the company’s fifth US warehouse; the Chinese e-commerce giant is working to achieve two-day delivery for the entire US.

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By |2023-04-21T03:40:07+00:00April 21, 2023|Tags: , , |

Brightpick’s Autopicker Increases Order Fulfillment Visibility

Brightpick offers a warehouse automation solution for order fulfillment with its Autopicker, an autonomous mobile robot capable of picking and consolidating orders as it moves around the aisles of a warehouse.

According to the company, the advantages of using Autopicker include a 95% savings on picking labor cost, non-requirement of centralized picking stations, ease-of-installation, and scalability.

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By |2023-03-10T03:28:00+00:00March 10, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

How Digital Data Enables Strategic Fit

While Carhartt traces its roots back 133 years, the company is now implementing digital tools (cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence, etc.) to improve its overall supply chain operations.

To implement process improvements, data must be timely, accurate, and relevant. A common expression amongst operations leaders: for something to be “meaningful” it also needs to be “measurable.” Hence the requirement for real-time data analytics.

Carhartt continues to improve its operational capabilities—for example increasing factory automation—as a means to further enhance a differentiated business strategy […]

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