Curt Barry

cbarry@fcbco.com

Curt Barry is president 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.”

Five Aces

| Curt Barry

Business is no game, and it’s too important an activity to leave the results to chance. An ace in the hole is hardly cheating; instead, it’s a reserve

One Warehouse or Two?

| Curt Barry

A multichannel marketer based in Southern California needed help. A thriving company with 30 stores, a catalog, and a Website, it was ready to expand

DOLLARS & SENSE

| Curt Barry

Months before the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, the direct-to-customer business was performing erratically. Afterward, all bets were off. For many

Just for You

| Curt Barry

The sector of the direct-to-customer marketplace is populated by thousands of modest catalogs, single-product companies that do direct marketing through

For Whom the Bell Rings

| Curt Barry

Prices for scheduling software start as low as $30,000 Scheduling staff for your customer contact center is much more than simply plugging your customer

Nightmare on Main Street

| Curt Barry

Best fits will meet 70%-80% of your needs before modification Here’s an operations and fulfillment professional’s nightmare: After months of research

Forerunner’s IF/SO

| Curt Barry

Users say that IF/SO is straightforward and easy to learn In the direct-to-customer business, efficient inventory management is the key to customer satisfaction,