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Some Quick Distribution Center Fixes Before the Holiday Season  Aug 25, 2015 10:26 AM By Curt Barry

Even though fall is just about upon us, there is still a window of opportunity to make sure you’re distribution center is ready for this year’s holiday peak season. If you’re starting from scratch, or learning from last year’s lessons, here are a couple quick assessments and fixes to help get your distribution center facility, staff and operations prepped and ready for this year’s peak season.

Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?  Aug 20, 2015 3:43 PM By Curt Barry

Tribal knowledge within your DC operations can be a good thing – that is, until the walking repository isn’t around. Here are tips for avoiding the snares.

5 Steps to Lessen Higher Minimum Wage Impact in Your Distribution Center  Aug 11, 2015 9:49 AM By Curt Barry

In order to soften the blow from any upcoming federal minimum wage increase, here are 5 ways to increase productivity in your retail distribution center.

Are You Holding Onto Your Fulfillment System Too Long?  Aug 03, 2015 3:58 PM By Curt Barry

Your OMS or ERP system may be right for your call center, merchandisers and web integration. But are the requirements the same as they were 10-15 years ago?

How to Assess Your True Readiness for a System Go Live Date  Jul 27, 2015 1:35 PM By Curt Barry

How do you know you’re ready for a system go live on new software that drives your retail operations? Here are 10 steps to help determine if you’re there.

What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?  Jul 13, 2015 4:57 PM By Curt Barry

With a new ERP or OMS implementation, you need to assess user and IT skillsets. To help you navigate this difficult process, here are 5 key areas to assess.

7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center  Jul 01, 2015 10:25 AM By Curt Barry

Distribution center safety, a No. 1 concern, requires a focused effort. Here are 7 steps you can take to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries.

Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers  Jun 19, 2015 11:31 AM By Curt Barry

To objectively evaluate the financial and service impacts of your merchandise suppliers, here are 6 points to consider to develop a vendor scorecard system.

Your ERP Install Partner Almost As Important as the Functionality  Jun 09, 2015 4:28 PM By Curt Barry

Finding the right VAR partner for your ERP install of OMS or WMS is almost as important as the functionality itself. Here are some tips to help you succeed.

How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2015 4:03 PM By Curt Barry

Opening up a new distribution center is no easy task. Here are 9 key factors to consider when planning a new DC that will help you ensure the best outcome.

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