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Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution  Mar 08, 2016 2:47 PM By Mike O'Brien

For a growing number of merchant companies, automated systems have become a way to address the issues of increasing throughput and order accuracy while decreasing returns. In addition to accuracy, often the biggest driver of automation decisions, the ability to achieve higher throughput per headcount, increasing efficiency while keeping down labor costs, is also paramount.

13 Steps To Help You Plan An ERP System File Conversion  Feb 23, 2016 2:24 PM By Curt Barry

An ERP system file conversion “don’t get no respect,” as Rodney Dangerfield would say. Everyone knows they need to write programs and convert files. However, it’s not uncommon to leave off detailed discussion of which files and tables to convert, what data fields and how much data (this year’s only or how many years’ history) until the implementation. So to help, here are 13 steps to help you navigate the often tedious but critical process.

9 Ways Procedures and Documentation Improve ERP System Use  Feb 11, 2016 3:09 PM By Curt Barry

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “This ERP system’s design is intuitive!” as an excuse for not writing procedures. These systems are so intuitive that management can’t seem to use them. Maybe it’s intuitive for Windows-based systems to some degree in terms of navigation and functions. Or it’s intuitive for those under 30 that have far more PC and web browser skills than mature workers.

To help alleviate these issues, here’s a checklist of 9 action steps to take that will help ensure a smooth ERP system upgrade.

Replatforming Your Ecommerce System? Don’t Overlook Order Management  Feb 05, 2016 3:16 PM By Karthik Marudur

When embarking on a replatforming project, a critical element that cannot be overlooked is the incorporation of a dedicated Order Management System (OMS). This is a vital step that must be taken at the outset of the process to ensure that a retailer has a strong understanding of inventory, availability and fulfillment optimization to maximize revenue and deliver a superior customer experience.

UberRUSH Gains Retail Partners with New Same-Day Delivery API  Feb 02, 2016 5:50 PM By Mike O'Brien

The UberRUSH same-day delivery service’s new API lets retailers offer it as a checkout option, making it more competitive with others in the space.

On-Premise vs. Software as a Service in the DC: Nine Factors to Consider  Jan 26, 2016 2:51 PM By Curt Barry

As you consider acquiring new systems – OMS, WMS, etc. – there are 9 factors to look at when comparing software as a service to on-premise approaches.

The Omnichannel OMS Empowers the Retail Operation of the Future  Jan 20, 2016 9:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

While order management systems are not a new concept, the technology has been advancing to keep up with the evolving world of omnichannel commerce and rising customer expectations of placing orders how, where and when they want to. So how do you go about identifying the right system for your particular business needs, now and in the future?

Pitney Bowes Acquires Transportation Management Firm Enroute  Jan 14, 2016 2:29 PM By MCM Staff

Pitney Bowes announced the acquisition of Enroute Systems Corporation, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service transportation management solution provider.

Finish Line Supply Chain System Issues Hit Q3 Numbers  Jan 11, 2016 11:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

Supply chain issues tied to new OMS and WMS systems led to inventory shortfalls and poor third quarter results for sporting apparel retailer Finish Line.

Resolve To Save: 5 Moving Ways to Offset Package Rate Increases  Jan 06, 2016 11:41 AM By Mark Hanson

While package rate increases from major carriers have hit retailers hard, these 5 supply chain optimization steps can help you streamline and cut costs.






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