Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

| Mike O'Brien

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. So the question becomes: when does investment in an LMS make sense for my operations? And what are the main criteria to consider in making this important decision?

Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

| Ed Romaine

Inventory visibility has the effect of making the supply chain work to optimum efficiency, a critical element for omnichannel success. Here’s why you need to use detailed inventory information to create a model that optimizes your particular fulfillment operation.

Omnichannel, omnichannel operations, omnichannel retail, retail inventory management, inventory management, reverse logistics, buy online pickup in store

The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy

| Maria Haggerty

Consumers want more flexibility in shipping and fulfillment, including the ability to select delivery dates and times, and to reroute packages based on personal preferences. With consumers placing a heavy emphasis on shipping in retail decision-making, it’s critical for retailers to explore new ways to leverage logistics strategy as a driver of omnichannel success.

How RibbedTee Prepared its Customers for Holiday 2013 Delays

| Erin Lynch

If the 2013 holiday season will be remembered for anything in the ecommerce world, it very well could be how the lack of communication between merchants, carriers and shoppers created an unsatisfactory shopping experience, which is exactly why RibbedTee.com decided to be as upfront as possible regarding a lag in inventory.

Tell-tale Signs You Need to Rethink Your Fulfillment Center

| Bill Leber

With U.S. ecommerce sales surpassing the $200 billion mark and projections of continued double-digit growth, it is increasingly important that multichannel retailers develop a process to integrate these channels and manage fulfillment efficiently and effectively. However, many retailers are busy on the front end optimizing their websites and stores.