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Inventory ARCHIVE

Operations Summit 2017 Call for Speakers Now Open  Jul 25, 2016 2:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

Are you an industry professional with a great merchant story to tell that will educate and inform your peers? Come share your insights at Operations Summit 2017, March 27-29 in in Pittsburgh – the only conference exclusively about direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations. Send us your proposed session topic and speakers by Sept. 30 for consideration.

Nordstrom Takes Minority Stake in Drop Shipping Firm Dsco  Jul 15, 2016 10:37 AM By MCM Staff

Nordstrom has invested an undisclosed sum in drop shipping firm Dsco, formerly Dropship Commerce, in order to grow its ecommerce business. See how this will enable Nordstrom to reduce its inventory levels and shift holding costs to its suppliers.

The 3 Key Principles of a Seamless Supply Chain  Jul 15, 2016 9:59 AM By Salim Shaikh

Forward-thinking retailers are tasked with delivering a unified omnichannel experience that accommodates customers’ rapidly changing preferences while also meeting investors’ constant expectations. To do this they need to embrace the 3 tenets of a seamless retail supply chain. Learn what they are and how you can apply them.

3 Inventory Management Principles Ecommerce Companies Shouldn’t Ignore  Jul 11, 2016 10:25 AM By Maria Haggerty

Despite the importance of properly managing inventory, it is estimated that nearly half of small businesses fail to track it, even though it should be the number one priority. So what does winning inventory management look like? Here are 3 guiding principles for you to follow.

How to Win in Omnichannel Inventory Management  Jun 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.

Zumiez Deploys SalesWarp OMS Across 600 U.S. Stores and DCs  Jun 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.

3 Ways to Innovate in Operations and Fulfillment and Deliver ROI  Jun 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.

Walmart Testing Drones for DC Inventory Management  Jun 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.

13 Questions to Consider When Weighing a New Distribution Center  Jun 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.

Omnichannel Sales Growing, But Profitability Still Uncertain  May 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.






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