InventoryJun 21, 2016 7:11 PM By Mike O'Brien
Omnichannel commerce and all its permutations are causing direct-to-customer companies to seek new solutions and approaches to inventory management in order to tame increasingly complex order and fulfillment patterns while meeting rising customer demands. In this MCM report, learn how things like distributed order management and inventory visibility solutions can help you avoid the pitfalls and cut down on overstocks, out-of-stocks and returns.
InventoryJun 20, 2016 10:50 AM By MCM Staff
Omnichannel retail order and fulfillment software firm SalesWarp has deployed its solution throughout the entire national chain of specialty youth apparel retailer Zumiez. See what decision criteria were used, and the benefits gained by the company.
InventoryJun 16, 2016 12:08 PM By Curt Barry
As fast as ecommerce and omnichannel is changing, is your company using its resources – time, money and talent – to continue to move ahead? Ecommerce, marketing and merchandising have research projects. Are you innovating in operations and fulfillment fast enough to lower costs and improve customer service? Here are three examples of innovation projects you can implement in your organization.
InventoryJun 06, 2016 1:18 PM By Mike O'Brien
Walmart has begun testing drones in its distribution centers for scanning inventory, completing in an hour what it would take two associates a month to do. This seems a more practical and easier to achieve use of the technology than home delivery, and will aid the company in its ecommerce fulfillment battle with Amazon.
InventoryJun 01, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry
To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.
InventoryMay 31, 2016 2:50 PM By Mike O'Brien
While retailers say they’re growing their omnichannel sales, it’s unclear how profitable they are, according to a new report from Retail Systems Research. Greater inventory visibility, including use of RFID, as well as better syncing of demand origination with inventory allocation, will help drag omnichannel into the black, the report’s author states.
InventoryMay 27, 2016 9:23 AM By Peter Zaballos
With the spring season underway, you are likely already executing on your 2016 ecommerce initiatives. For most retailers, the goal is to be ready by back-to-school season so you can test your advancements prior to the holiday season. So spring is perfect timing to assess holiday peak prep and readiness.
InventoryMay 23, 2016 11:54 AM By MCM Staff
A new guideline focused on omnichannel and ecommerce fulfillment processes has been released by GS1 US to help the retail industry evolve toward a single fulfillment process for improved cost savings and maximized resources.
InventoryMay 19, 2016 5:45 PM By Mike O'Brien
Ecommerce-only luxury denim seller DSTLD has seen the benefits of outsourcing its operations, including returns, allowing it to focus on growing its brand. See how the company transitioned from operating its own facility, saving on shipping and giving its customers hassle-free returns.
InventoryMay 18, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry
Many companies find their IT and ecommerce technology strategies are out of sync, which can stunt growth and cause operational roadblocks. It’s time to stop and assess your strategies, looking at current state and where you need to get to. Here are 6 major factors to consider as you evaluate your overall system and ecommerce technology strategy.