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Successful Project Management for Systems Implementation  Oct 13, 2010 3:55 AM By Curt Barry

Conversions to new systems often get off track because companies fail to plan the project realistically or they don’t execute or manage the project by the plan. Here’s how paying close attention to the project management will help make your project a success.

7 Steps to Successful Systems Implementation  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

With any major software implementation, you are changing the entire operation of the company and everyone’s responsibilities. And if it’s not done correctly, you can create costly disruptions to your business.

How Barcode Use Can Help Reduce Warehouse Costs  Sep 14, 2010 1:45 AM By Curt Barry

While barcodes have been in use for many years in shipping and manifesting systems, many warehouses still don’t fully use this technology. That’s a shame, because barcodes help you reduce costs and increase control of your operation.

How to Reduce Warehouse Costs  Sep 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

Merchants always want to improve their warehouse operations and reduce costs, especially when the economy is down. Typically, you can make the most effective

Proper Slotting Can Reduce Warehouse Costs  Aug 30, 2010 11:16 PM By Curt Barry

Slotting, or determining where each item should be located, is one of the most overlooked aspects of running a warehouse. If your distribution center is trying to control or reduce costs and meet customer expectations, proper product placement is essential.

How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Management Costs  Aug 17, 2010 10:06 PM By Curt Barry

Merchants always want to improve their warehouse operations and reduce costs, especially when the economy is down. Typically, you can make the most effective changes in labor management.

12 Mistakes to Avoid in Systems Selection  Jul 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

No matter the type of system, merchants tend to make the same mistakes when shopping for software. These errors can lead to budget overruns on the initial

Evaluating Web platform systems  May 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

So you’re shopping around for vendors, software and services to replace your current Web platform. Several questions no doubt go through your mind. What

Tips for Finding Third-Party Fulfillment  Mar 29, 2010 7:30 PM By Curt Barry

When it comes to order fulfillment and customer service, most multichannel marketers keep it inhouse. Just 20% use an outside service for fulfillment,

Managing Your Fulfillment Folks  Mar 01, 2010 10:30 PM By Curt Barry

Labor costs have increased by 10% to 15% during the past five years, but the measure of true productivity (units of work measured over a time period) has remained relatively flat. That means there’s been an increase in the labor cost per unit of work performed. Here are a few ideas for developing and managing your labor force.

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