March 5, 2015

Another storm has swept through the southern states and is currently impacting the East coast. Much as Octavia did two weeks ago, Thor came in the night and left commuters and delivery companies alike to deal with its mess.

Reaching for the shovels again, we’ve marched outside to look Thor square in the eye (of the storm) and tell him in no uncertain terms, “we’re open!”

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Digging out of Thor at our NJ facility

 

The snow has forced many companies to call off operations for the day, however, as winter advisory warnings go up around the Northeast and New Jersey has declared a state of emergency. Capacity is up and running despite this latest dump of the white stuff, while carriers are shutting down in some areas, struggling to stay on top of the deluge.

UPS issued the following bulletin to make customers aware that scheduled deliveries will be disrupted:

Severe weather in Louisville, KY caused a significant disruption to operations at Worldport®, UPS’s main hub in the United States. As a result, some shipments may experience unavoidable delays.

UPS is working to move shipments to their final destinations as quickly as possible.

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Trailers line up at Capacity’s NJ loading bays

 

One bright spot of this particular storm is that some believe it’s the last one for this winter. Whether or not you believe the weather men and women, two things are for sure: the clocks go forward for spring this weekend and the seasons officially change in two weeks time.

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We’re no softies when it comes to snow, but everyone will be cracking a smile as the sun starts to shine again and temperatures rise to melt all this white stuff. Until then, keep on truckin’!

 

February 17, 2015

As a result of ongoing severe weather conditions, both FedEx and UPS have warned customers to expect delivery delays today. Winter storm Octavia passed through the southern states overnight with less overt warning than previous weather events, delivering around one foot of snow and severe icy conditions, the like of which the region has not seen for some twenty years. Continue reading Disruption & Delay as Winter Storm Octavia Hits the South

January 27, 2015

Hunkered down (presumably you’re already over that phrase for the year, right?) for the inevitable snow day, it seems like the ideal time to show off some of our shots from last week’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show.

Our intrepid adventurers left the bright city lights of NYC for the, well, only slightly less bright lights of Salt Lake City last week to meet some of the greatest brands of the Great Outdoors. Continue reading Outdoor Retailer Winter 2015: Bigger Than Any Blizzard

December 12, 2014

If you think Santa has an impossible delivery job on his hands at this time of year, try working in order fulfillment…

Sure, there’s some seasonal magic in there. But when it comes to the heavy lifting that makes the big man in the red suit look good through the holiday season, it’s the warehouse, distribution workers that can’t afford to put their feet up! Continue reading Santa’s Supply Chain: The Reality of Seasonal Order Fufillment