FEATURED FULFILLMENT / DELIVERY CONTENT
A No-Surprises Operations Budget For The Retail DC?
the modern era of omnichannel retailing delivered the death knell to your father’s retail distribution center. too complex for the lift-truck-and-box-shuffle of yesteryear, today’s omnichannel retail environment demands sophisticated automation to meet the customer’s speed-and accuracy-of-fulfillment expectations.
Customs and other cross-border ship- ping issues can create challenges with getting products to global consumers. With expert guidance, retailers can navigate a shipping strategy that makes the e-commerce fulfillment experience seam- less for consumers around the block and around the world.
Okay, I know its March and the holidays are a long way off (or thankfully far behind), but it’s a well-known fact that the holidays are a key two-month time period for the retail industry.
In a world of constant connectivity, amidst the frantic pace of technological change for both consumers and retailers, today’s “flex shopper” has been born. This flex shopper is ruthlessly efficient, switching channels and devices to best suit personal convenience when evaluating and purchasing products. Information and control are paramount, making it essential for retailers to offer near-perfect shopping experiences across every channel and device to thrive.
How does Santa fulfill the wishes of his constantly expanding customer base? Every Christmas Eve, once the children are asleep, Santa Claus executes an omni-channel fulfillment strategy that astounds retailers around the world. To overcome challenges, he needs a solution that tracks orders, directs in-store picking, and packages gifts for drop-off on time.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Omni-Channel: Shoppers’ Expectations, Retailers’ Responsibilities
Consumers’ high expectations for seamless shopping and fulfillment experiences are putting unprecedented pressure on retailers to perform.
Automation Key For The Omni-Channel SMR
An inventory and order management system helped a specialty retailer automate its processes and strengthen its mom-and-pop personal appeal.
Order Fulfillment Meets Personalization
Adore Me grew its revenue more than 300% in 2014, in part from the help of its new distribution and logistics provider.
Big Benefits In Warehouse Automation
BHFO moved to a warehouse more than double the size of the original to accommodate orders and turned to warehouse automation to increase pick speed and accuracy.
Supply Chain Visibility Critical To Omni-Channel Ops
Visibility enables seamless shopping experiences and provides tools to track vendor performance.
EDI Logistics Customers today require more from their logistics provider. Technology solutions that process EDI data, as well as provide visibility to product movement, are becoming a critical part of customer service.
EDI Integration DiIntegrator combined with DiCentral’s hosted EDI translation and routing services (Web Based EDI - DiWeb), allows you to process large groups of orders while providing tight integration with local backend applications such as your accounting software package or ERP system.
Gryphon I GBT4400 2D General Purpose Handheld Area Imager Bar Code Reader With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology With rich feature sets, the Gryphon™ product series from Datalogic Scanning represents the premium level of data collection equipment for general purpose applications.
NetSuite For Retail
NetSuite for Retail is the only cloud business software solution that brings together every step of a multi-channel, multi-location retail business—POS, ecommerce, CRM, marketing, merchandising, inventory and order management and financials. Only NetSuite gives you real-time visibility into your entire retail operation, accessible from anywhere at any time. With NetSuite, you get a single view of the business across all channels, ensuring that your customer, order, inventory and financial information is always up to date and that you deliver the experience your customers expect across every touchpoint.
Fulfillment Verification DiCentral provides a flexible solution to ensure accuracy in your supply chain processes. Shortages, substitutions, and other errors in packing are common mistakes when performing fulfillment procedures.
Magellan 8500Xt High Performance In-Counter Scanner And Scanner/Scale The Magellan 8500Xt scanner/scales are the culmination of recent developments by Datalogic Scanning in high-performance fixed position scanning for the Retail Industry.
FULFILLMENT / DELIVERY NEWS
Swisslog Realizes Its Click&Pick Goods-To-Person Solution At LIDS Sports Group Central Distribution Center In Indianapolis, IN.
LIDS Sports Group launched its newly installed Click&Pick Goods-to-Person Solution, utilizing the award-winning AutoStore robotic storage system at its Central Distribution center.
FULFILLMENT / DELIVERY MULTIMEDIA
Incentive Comp In Retail: 5 Bottom-Line Benefits
Among all the facets of retailing, employee motivation is one of the most important and manageable factors for success and profitability. A disgruntled sales associate is unlikely to connect well with customers. Retailers looking to increase wallet share and drive desired behavior such as increased cross sell/up sell opportunities, improved customer service and customer retention rely on incentive comp plans and strategies.
Competing On Service
Listen as ISR’s Executive Editor, Erin Harris, talks to Steve Rowen, Managing Partner at RSR Research about innovation’s essential role in helping retailers outpace their competitors on customer service.