Curt Barry

Curt Barry is chairman of F. Curtis Barry & Company, a consulting firm specializing in multichannel operations and fulfillment. The firm provides services in system selection and implementation in OMS, WMS, ERP and Inventory systems, 3PL logistics, distribution center design, improvement in facility capacity, workflow and cost reduction and benchmarking. Curt is the author of “Best Practices in Multichannel Operations and Fulfillment.”

More Green Thoughts

| Curt Barry

On vacation last week, I was sitting on the shoreline of Maine, daydreaming and drinking a bottle of water. I noticed that the Poland Spring bottle seemed somehow different. It was thinner plastic, and had a few more ridges to hold on to it with.

Eying IT expenditures

| Curt Barry

Long before the current economic slowdown, many companies had become more conservative with their IT spending. The latest technology can take a huge amount

Keeping DC costs at bay

| Curt Barry

Need to cut costs? Who doesn’t these days. While there’s not much you can do about postage or paper prices, your DC is a prime area for reducing costs.

Clear It Out

| Curt Barry

Faced with a boatload of inventory after a lackluster holiday? You’re not alone. Many retailers fell well short of sales plans that were fairly conservative

Liquidation Tactics for the Holiday Hangover

| Curt Barry

Many retailers fell well short of holiday sales plans that were fairly conservative to begin with. What does that mean? Challenges from 2007 are extending into this year during the final phase of the product life cycle: markdown and liquidation of unsold merchandise.