November 30, 2016

Capacity is proud to announce that we have reached a company milestone in mid-November: more than 10 million orders processed. That’s a lot of products that have passed through our dock doors over the past 17 years.

This landmark figure was passed before the Black Friday/Cyber Monday volume spike, making it even more satisfying to start shipping holiday orders this week! Continue reading Capacity Passes the 10 Million Order Mark!

November 22, 2016

As every Mom and Dad knows, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that just happens. It takes weeks – maybe months – of preparation, taking in food, football, family, friends, and how to bring all of those elements together for a successful feast.

Much like any successful event, there’s an extensive operation making it happen behind-the-scenes, as these ten stats about the Thanksgiving supply chain demonstrate. Continue reading 10 Tasty Stats About the Thanksgiving Supply Chain

November 14, 2016

The market for warehouse space is looking up. Literally, in fact, as companies seeking storage facilities closer to cities are hoping to get more for their money by building multi-story facilities.

Following a concept that is already popular in Asia and Europe, Prologis announced last week that it would bring its first multi-level warehouse to the U.S. Located near Seattle, the facility will have three floors and a square footage of 580,000.

All that space will be needed, as market forces combine to stretch the supply of commercial real estate and add another fulfillment challenge for brands.
Continue reading Warehouse Operators Look to the Skies for Additional Storage

November 5, 2016

As we enter the final few months of the year, it’s almost peak season for retailers and the domestic supply chain gears up accordingly.

If you’re impacted by our industry, there’s every chance that we’ve reached your busiest time of year as well. Time is short and shipments are about to start flying out of the door (we hope!), leaving little time to read and digest the latest industry analysis.

That’s what we’re here for, with our monthly round-up of all the recent news and views. Continue reading Order Fulfillment Review: October 2016

November 1, 2016

Preparing for a flight is stressful enough when everything is going right. So, imagine how you’d feel if a ball of flame erupts from an aircraft as you’re casually strolling through a terminal. 

That was exactly the experience for hundreds of travelers at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this past weekend, when a FedEx cargo plane caught fire after landing (video below). Continue reading Florida Airport Rocked By FedEx Plane Fire