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Ace Hardware: Another Same-Day Delivery Strategy

In recent years, companies such as Google and Amazon have stepped up their same-day delivery efforts — believing that this can be a key competitive advantage for firms with an adequate distribution structure to handle same-day deliveries. Ace Hardware is one … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Distribution Center

For larger retailers, the distribution center is a major focus in the logistics system. Thus, having the best possible distribution center is often a leading goal for such retailers. As Joseph O’Reilly writes for Inbound Logistics: “Every company prioritizes different … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Logistics: An Infographic

How does Wal-Mart handle its logistics? Take a look at this infographic and see why logistics is such a strength for Wal-Mart.  

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It’s Tough Doing Business in Russia — Even for Online Firms

Evans on Marketing With a population of nearly 145 million, Russia is a desirable market for many companies. But government rules keep making this tougher. Let’s consider the recent decision of FedEx, UPS, and DHL to stop making deliveries to … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Lagging Behind in E-Commerce

Wal-Mart is by far the leading retailer in the United States and in terms of total worldwide revenues. Yet, it lags behind Amazon.com when it comes to online sales. In 2012, Amazon.com generated online revenues of $61 billion, while Wal-Mart’s online … Continue reading

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Follett Uses Technology to Run Its Book Operations

Follett “generates more than $2.7 billion in annual sales by providing universities, libraries, and schools and school districts with a wide range of educational tools and services that fuel the learning process and spark the imagination. We bring together our capabilities … Continue reading

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Urban Outfitters Is Moving Forward on Logistics

Urban Outfitters is a trendy multichannel apparel retailer. It is a big believer in the importance of logistics management in its overall strategy and its implementation. As noted by Marianne Wilson, reporting for  Chain Store Age: “Urban Outfitters’ store operations and … Continue reading

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