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Inventory ARCHIVE

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.

6 Ways to Make Your Distribution Data Work for You  Jan 05, 2016 2:32 PM By Jeremy Bodenhamer

Distribution data and technology can help retailers improve customer service, supply chain and shipping processes. Here are 6 steps to help get you there.

Amazon Reportedly Stepping Up Its Air Transport Plans  Dec 22, 2015 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is reportedly in talks to lease 20 Boeing cargo jets, and flying out of an old DHL facility in Ohio, as talk of its air transport plans grows.

Omnichannel Retailer, Watch Out For These Customer Experience Hurdles  Dec 16, 2015 3:16 PM By Karthik Marudur

If you’re an omnichannel retailer, here’s how you can eliminate hurdles during pre-purchase, purchase and post-purchase phases to delight your customers.

Retailers Matching Supply and Demand of Holiday Merchandise  Dec 10, 2015 10:27 AM By MCM Staff

December’s import cargo volume at major container ports will be the same as 2014 as stores bring in the last round of holiday merchandise, the NRF said.

New Report Identifies Omnichannel Fulfillment Leaders, Highlights Gaps  Oct 14, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Given growing customer expectations, more retailers are investing in new omnichannel capabilities, but room for improvement remains, a new report found.

Inventory Systems, Availability Key to Serving Omnichannel Shoppers  Oct 05, 2015 2:27 PM By Curt Barry

Battling Amazon and customer expectations are major challenges, but supply chain and infrastructure are the real elephants in the room. How do you fix it?

Do You Have the Chops to be a Top 3PL? Tell Us Why!  Sep 22, 2015 9:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

We’re looking for a few good 3PLs! Tell us why you excel at third-party logistics, and we’ll add you to Multichannel Merchant’s Top 3PLs 2016 list.

6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis  Sep 21, 2015 4:33 PM By Curt Barry

Is your retail operations management analysis a business boon or boondoggle? These action steps will help straighten it out and make it work for you.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.






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