Warehouse/Distribution Center, order management system, ERP, operations and fulfillment, system integration, VAR

March 28, 2016




How to Achieve Warehouse Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance

Reducing time to customer in this “point, click, deliver” world starts with receiving inbound product ready to ship. Many companies have serious problems efficiently processing inbound receipts in a timely fashion. As a result they often incur higher warehouse costs …

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In Blog, Drop Shipping

distribution center

February 23, 2016




Room for Improvement: 5 Steps to Better Retail Warehouse Selection

The continued growth of omnichannel has changed the dynamic of how much warehouse space companies need and where.  As a result, public warehousing, or the short-term use of a 3PL facility, is becoming an increasingly popular supply chain practice.

The …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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April 12, 2016




Ingram Micro Announces New Global Commerce and Fulfillment Strategy

Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, a strategic business unit of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the official launch of its new strategy at ingrammicrocommerce.com, focused on providing brands and retailers with global commerce growth opportunities.

The new …

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In Fulfillment, Global

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April 8, 2016




Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

Direct-to-customer retailers in 2016 are constantly being asked to address the needs of individual shoppers. They’re seeing double-digit growth in a business that requires them to fulfill orders of low line numbers, often just a single item, compared to bulk …

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In Automation, executive summary

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

April 7, 2016




Meeting Direct-to-Customer Order Fulfillment Demands

The consumer appetite for next-day and same-day order fulfillment can stretch DCs to their limits. DCs with processes and procedures in place to drive efficiency for wave-based batch picking throughput must address new challenges presented by direct-to-consumer (DTC) and ecommerce …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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April 6, 2016




Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform

Bluefly is updating its look, and starting today, customers visiting the largest online fashion destination and marketplace with over 2,500 brands will notice changes to the company’s logo and branding on its new traditional and mobile platforms, as well as a …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

Warehouse Management System Technology

January 11, 2016




What is the Best Warehouse Management System Technology for Retailers?

If you’re a retailer and looking to invest in a new Warehouse Management System, Multichannel Merchant and Operations Summit have put together some of our best written, video and “live” resources to help you in your search.

Whether you …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

Operations Summit 2016

April 4, 2016




Operations Summit Will Help With Your Systems, Fulfillment Strategies

I go to lots of conferences, but for me, the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice at F. Curtis Barry & Company. Why? It is dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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March 29, 2016




U.S. Retailers are Often Oblivious to Cross-Border Selling

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There’s a whole world of ecommerce shoppers, but U.S.-based merchants say they are not ready to embrace the cross-border shopper. According to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey, …

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In cross-border, Global

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