Curt Barry

cbarry@fcbco.com

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.”

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

Start Planning Now for Fall and Holiday 2015 Peak Season Operations

| 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.

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

| 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?

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

| 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.

How Will Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Affect Your Business?

| Curt Barry

The Seattle City Council just voted to put low-wage workers on a path over the next several years to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Curt Barry, president of multichannel operations and fulfillment consulting firm F. Curtis Barry & Co., explains what this means to direct-to-customer merchants.

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

Finding the Right 3PF Partner

| Curt Barry

Each and every merchant has a different reason for using a 3PF partner, and each and every 3PF solution is uniquely designed to fit within a company’s fulfillment strategy. This guide to 3PF providers, created by F. Curtis Barry & Co., will help you determine the best vendor for your business needs.