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Choosing the Right WMS for Your Needs  Feb 25, 2015 12:48 PM By Curt Barry

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system can bring to your business? The results of an objective assessment will determine the benefits a WMS brings to your company.

Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise  Feb 12, 2015 9:03 AM By Curt Barry

Amazon may buy Radio Shack and has opened up a store at Purdue University, but don’t count out major omnichannel retailers like Macy’s, Kohl’s and Walmart.

Multiple DCs May Be Best Bet to Reduce Shipping Costs and Time to Customer  Feb 05, 2015 2:11 PM By Curt Barry

Having multiple distribution centers may be your best bet to reduce shipping costs and shorten your time to customer.

The 2 Cent Refund Check – What Are Operational Inefficiencies Really Costing You?  Jan 29, 2015 1:59 PM By Curt Barry

Are operational inefficiencies vermin eating your profits? Make sure you’re not cutting customers two-cent checks, or following other wasteful practices.

Start Planning Now for Fall and Holiday 2015 Peak Season Operations  Jan 20, 2015 11:01 AM By Curt Barry

You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.

Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit  Dec 04, 2014 3:25 PM By Curt Barry

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) for fulfillment; or ERP systems. How do you determine which is the best fit for your direct business?

In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold  Nov 24, 2014 2:55 PM By Curt Barry

As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t let the last-minute vendor discounts distract your company from prudent due diligence in selecting warehouse software.

Your 2014 Guide to Warehouse Management Systems  Oct 04, 2014 1:01 PM By Curt Barry

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to warehouse management systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations. You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them. Download this warehouse management system supplier guide and learn how WMS can be used for: Staffing Customer demographics WMS functionality […]

Schedules That Work Act is the Next Assault on Profitability  Jul 29, 2014 8:59 PM By Curt Barry

Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability. The Schedules That Work Act will kill company profitability and ultimately sacrifice jobs.

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs  Jul 29, 2014 1:28 PM By Curt Barry

Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.

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