Brian Barry

bbarry@fcbco.com

Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry & Co., has 24 years’ experience consulting with clients on multichannel operations and systems projects. He started his career working on IT projects include developing client strategies for selection and implementation of ERP, OMS and WMS. Brian has worked with hundreds of clients on warehousing and supply chain operations. He helps them develop multi-DC strategies, including network planning and site location; apply automation and technology; reconfigure existing centers to increase capacity; process improvement; and customer service excellence. He also works with a network of 3PLs and service providers to help craft client solutions that deliver results within budget constraints.

6 Steps Toward Making Inventory Management More Strategic

| Brian Barry

Retailers and ecommerce companies have spent considerable sums on inventory management, filling customer orders from multiple shipping points. Your company can benefit by adopting a strategic approach to optimizing inventory that will help maximize sales and profits and improve customer service.

11 Key Indicators to Help Keep 3PL Service High

| Brian Barry

When problems with your 3PL partner are severe, the first course of action is to resolve the issues before deciding to leave. Watch these 11 key indicators to ensure your 3PL is performing up to the level expected in your agreement with them.

13 Considerations for Peak Holiday Season Readiness Now

| Brian Barry

By now your peak holiday season planning is well underway. If you’re behind schedule, there’s still time to implement improvements but you need to be prudent and not over-commit. Here are 13 critical considerations for improving your peak operations and fulfillment processes.

How to Assess Your Drop Shipping Customer Service

| Brian Barry

Offering merchandise from drop shipping vendors has greatly extended the assortment of thousands of ecommerce and omnichannel brands, with many choosing to drop ship 100% of their merchandise. The challenge: Maintaining high customer service standards and vendor compliance. Here’s what we found from mystery shopping two major merchants.

A 6-Step Process for Improved Inventory Management

| Brian Barry

In omnichannel and ecommerce companies, inventory management, including tracking and reserving inventory for orders, is crucial for maximizing sales and improving customer satisfaction. Here is a 5-step process for assessing your inventory systems and developing an action plan for improvement.

How to Improve Your Ecommerce Warehouse Slotting

| Brian Barry

Many merchant operations are not ready for a fully automated slotting system, especially the capital investment and continuing maintenance required. However almost every ecommerce warehouse can benefit from applying some basic slotting methodology. Here are some tips on creating a slotting analysis.

Making A Case for Warehouse Robotics

| Brian Barry

Today’s robotic applications are all based on existing applications and technology, not uncharted research, and each generation of technology gets cheaper. Here are five important considerations when looking at an investment in warehouse robotics.