Omni-channel order fulfillment brings a lot of benefits for retailers, but it also brings with it a lot of challenges. Here, we discuss some of the most important challenges that retailers should consider before pursuing an omni-channel fulfillment strategy.
Author: Ed Romaine
Implementing a buy online, pick up in-store order fulfillment strategy can help traditional retailers compete in the word of ecommerce. Here, we discuss the major benefits that BOPIS can bring to omni-channel retailers.
Should retailers use their brick and mortar stores as distribution nodes to fulfill ecommerce orders? As a part of an omni-channel fulfillment strategy, it may make a lot of sense. Here, we discuss the pros and cons of fulfilling orders from physical store locations.
Ecommerce and shopping apps have created a dramatic shift in the world of order fulfillment, as fewer and fewer retailers are finding it viable to rely solely on their physical, brick-and-mortar stores to drive...
In order for an omni-channel retail strategy to be successful, operations need to focus on three key areas of improvement: Demand planning and inventory optimization, customer returns proficiency, and customer-driven focus. Here’s everything that you need to keep in mind.
Building a new warehouse or distribution center, but not sure of exactly where in the country you should build it? As we can see in Amazon’s search, “Where should I build my warehouse?” is...
If you’re looking into automating your warehouse or DC, you’ve probably heard the term AGV and AS/RS thrown around. But what exactly are these technologies? What are the similarities and differences between AGVs and AS/RS? And which is best for the needs of your operation?
Many of the nation’s largest order fulfillment operations locate at least one of their warehouses or DCs in Chicago, and for good reason. The city has a lot to offer, making it a great location for any operation thinking about building a new facility.
For any order fulfillment operation or materials handling operation to be successful, it is critical for you to have a firm understanding of the cost of goods sold, also called “Inventory Costing.” Here, we discuss some of the most common methods of inventory costing.
Building a new warehouse or DC can have a tremendously positive impact on your operation’s ability to fulfill orders on time and for the lowest possible cost. If you are planning a new warehouse, these are the top considerations you should keep in mind when starting your design build.