Brian Barry

bbarry@fcbco.com

Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry & Co., has 24 years’ experience consulting with clients on multichannel operations and systems projects. He started his career working on IT projects include developing client strategies for selection and implementation of ERP, OMS and WMS. Brian has worked with hundreds of clients on warehousing and supply chain operations. He helps them develop multi-DC strategies, including network planning and site location; apply automation and technology; reconfigure existing centers to increase capacity; process improvement; and customer service excellence. He also works with a network of 3PLs and service providers to help craft client solutions that deliver results within budget constraints.

Case Study: Opening Your First Ecommerce Fulfillment Center

| Brian Barry

Moving from third-party fulfillment to opening an in-house ecommerce fulfillment center is a massive endeavor. This case study of how one DTC company got it done will provide useful examples as you evaluate the planning and startup challenges for your own new facility.

20 Things to Consider When Picking a Shipping Software System

| Brian Barry

For many merchants, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs rolled together. Many shipping software systems offer rate shopping, analysis of shipping data and other features. Here are 20 factors to consider as you select the system that can help reduce that balooning freight bill.

6 Tremendous Benefits of Ecommerce Operations Summit 2018

| Brian Barry

Many conferences offer a few operations sessions to attract a broader audience. However, the Ecommerce Operations Summit (April 3-5, Columbus, OH) is the only one focused exclusively on optimizing direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations and fulfillment. Here are 6 benefits to attending this year.

3 Factors to Consider in Your 2018 Fulfillment Strategy

| Brian Barry

A perfect storm is forming that may batter your 2018 fulfillment strategy: The major federal tax overhaul, longer lead times for capital projects and the scarcity of warehouse space. To help you survive and thrive, here are 5 recommendations that will help you meet these challenges and turn them into opportunities.

7 Ways to Improve Your WMS Testing Process

| Brian Barry

What can you do differently from a WMS testing perspective to reduce your business risk? These 7 principles will help you avoid system implementation woes by establishing a rigorous testing process. They can apply equally to any large-scale system project including ERP, OMS and ecommerce platform as well as WMS.

7 Considerations for an Incentive Pay Plan in Your DTC Operations

| Brian Barry

Incentive pay is a bonus over and above hourly wage an associate can earn by meeting pre-set requirements or criteria. It can be based on productivity quality or safety. Here are 7 considerations your need to consider beforehand if an incentive pay plan is going to be successful.

Improve Fulfillment Pick Rates with Efficient SKU Replenishment

| Brian Barry

Many fulfillment centers use a forward pick slot concept to store product and reduce picking walk time. While WMS software has greatly improved SKU replenishment functionality, those with older systems are more dependent on manual processes. For those companies, here are some tips to help you make SKU replenishment more efficient.