Walmart Cites Operational Issues in Q4 Ecommerce Slowdown

| Daniela Forte

Due in large part to inventory management issues around the critical holiday period, Walmart reported a serious slowdown in its booming ecommerce growth during the fourth quarter, which increased 23% compared to a 50% gain a year earlier. See what these challenges were for Walmart and what it meant for sales in the fourth quarter.

12 Qualities of a Great Inventory Planner

| Paul Angelos

Inventory Planning Sometimes Seems Like a No-Win Proposition. Too much or not enough, each scenario has a serious impact on a business’ reputation and efficiency. Here are several qualities of a successful inventory planner.

How to Finally Tame the Ecommerce Fulfillment Beast

| Jesse Kaufman

Just as the lion tamer must teach huge, hot-tempered animals to respond to commands without becoming their lunch, so must ecommerce fulfillment must get customers’ goods delivered on time and intact — all while preventing costs from skyrocketing. Here are some tips to help you get there.

3 Key Retail Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

| Jett McCandless

Retail supply chains are being upended by dynamic changes in the marketplace and among consumers. Here are 3 key trends to watch for in supply chains for 2017 that will continue to heavily impact freight transportation and logistics in retail and ecommerce.

Achieving Intelligent Omnichannel Order Allocation

| Allison Manetakis

Intelligent omnichannel order allocation allows you to make smarter order fulfillment decisions. With real-time inventory visibility across warehouses, stores and 3PLs, you can dynamically set up and apply business rules to automate processes, reduce costs, speed delivery or combine a number of factors to profitably meet customer expectations.

Without Inventory Visibility, There Is No Perfect Order

| Allison Manetakis

Without accurate, timely and complete inventory visibility, efficiently managing your ecosystem to serve your business and your customers is impossible. See how a centralized inventory and order management system provides a single version of the truth, increasing efficiency, improving the overall customer experience and driving loyalty.