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.
The two keys to running a successful business have always been: Deliver a quality product, and take good care of your customer. When it comes to the latter—taking care of your customer—an omni-channel retail...
Thanks to the ever-increasing reach of e-commerce in today’s world, shoppers and consumers now more than ever expect an omni-channel buying experience that seamlessly integrates brick-and-mortar shopping with the web-based, app-based, and social-based channels....
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...
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.
When it comes to building a new warehouse or DC, location is everything. But how should you decide where to build? Here are the most important selection criteria that you should evaluate when choosing a location for your new warehouse.
In 2019, South Carolina’s new cigarette tax stamp law officially goes into action. That leaves only a year for SC cigarette distributors to revamp their operations and make room for new equipment.