InventoryApr 04, 2016 2:33 PM By Curt Barry
I go to lots of conferences, but for me the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice because it’s dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting a broad range of operations experiences and solutions. It’s not too late to join us, April 12-14 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.
InventoryMar 22, 2016 12:02 PM By Mike O'Brien
American Apparel has begun offering one-hour delivery through a partnership with Postmates, leveraging RFID technology to provide real-time inventory availability via the Postmates Order app. The program is in place at 79 stores in 31 U.S. markets, making 50 “on-demand basics” items like hoodies, t-shirts and socks available to consumers who desire the items right now.
InventoryMar 08, 2016 3:06 PM By Curt Barry
Third-party logistics companies or 3PL providers can help ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants expand internal fulfillment operations without large outlays. In the past five years some large companies have entered the market with extremely competitive services and costs.To help in the decision process, here are 10 ways that 3PLs have helped companies do just that.
InventoryMar 01, 2016 10:34 AM By Mike O'Brien
J.C. Penney posted strong Q4 and 2015 numbers, citing omnichannel tactics as a big part of its continuing turnaround, in a period when competitors stumbled. The return of popular private-label brands and the recent addition of appliances by customer demand are evidence that the company has been responsive to what shoppers want. Learn more about the retailer’s recent performance.
InventoryFeb 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.
InventoryJan 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?
InventoryJan 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.
InventoryJan 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.
InventoryDec 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.
InventoryDec 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.
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