Overstock.com selects Kansas City for 517,000 sq ft distribution centre

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will open a distribution centre in Kansas City, Kansas. The new 517,000-square-foot operation, located at 5300 Kansas Avenue, will create more than 100 jobs within the next two years. Overstock has chosen the new warehouse as its positioning allows the company to offer two-day ground shipping to nearly every customer in the contiguous United States. Selecting Kansas City as the home of Overstock's newest fulfillment centre allows us to offer over 99% of our U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). Google Express, the tech company’s fast delivery service, expands in Kansas City (Kansas City Star).

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

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Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. .

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Warehousing: SEKO Logistics opened the first of 20 warehouses that it plans to open across Mexico in a bid to capture a share of the country’s automotive, retail and aerospace business. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S.

Spring Starts Slowly

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Looking for a warehouse? The hours of service restrictions on truckers contributes to this trend as carriers cannot legally serve some cities within the same time as they used to. . Retail Sales . .

The Economy is on a Roll

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We have successfully rolled out a new warehouse management system, an accounting system and a variety of other systems updates. From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

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The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1