FEATURED SUPPLY CHAIN CONTENT
Hardware Co-Op Builds Better Service With Lucas Systems
Do it Best Delivers More Accurate, Efficient Order Fulfillment with a Lucas Mobile Work Execution System Featuring the Jennifer™ Mobile Multi-Modal Picking Application.
One of the first things people ask when investigating voice picking and other mobile applications for their DC is “how will the new applications work with my existing systems?” This paper addresses three of the common myths and misperceptions about adding new mobile applications to existing host or warehouse management systems (WMS).
The print engine is the heart of any print-and-apply labeling system, and selecting the right one for your application can mean the difference between a successful installation and one that causes costly downtime because of mechanical failures or print quality issues.
A new class of mobile work execution solutions is transforming warehouse operations by shattering the distinctions between RF/barcode scanning systems and voice-picking applications. These smart warehouse apps combine voice direction, speech recognition, device displays, and barcode scanning to optimize hands-on warehouse tasks. They enable process and workflow innovations that drive new levels of accuracy and productivity above and beyond what was possible with earlier voice-only or scan-only systems.
Pet products retailer keeps growth on track without adding staff or expanding its DC.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Identifying New DC Operations
Omni-channel consumer demand has pushed the connection between shoppers and goods deeper into the supply chain, creating fundamental shifts in DC operations.
Omni-Channel: Shoppers’ Expectations, Retailers’ Responsibilities
Consumers’ high expectations for seamless shopping and fulfillment experiences are putting unprecedented pressure on retailers to perform.
Cutting-Edge Supply Chain Strategies: Omni-Channel’s Next Big Thing
Consumer expectations of a seamless omni-channel experience are reinventing the supply chain.
Omni-Channel Commerce Demands DC Automation
Pick/pack/ship operations have increasingly important implications on inventory accuracy, business efficiency, and ultimately, the customer experience.
Stein Mart Masters Returns Management
After a major returns fraud bout with an ORC ring, Stein Mart put data and analytics behind its returns policies and reduced its shrink rate to less than one percent of sales.
Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing
The Right Product at the Right Store at the Right Time.
SATO CLNX Series Industrial Thermal Printers
With the NEW CLNX Series your problems are solved! Only the CLNX will address the typical thermal printer issues you experience today by its many user friendly features and rugged design.
Perfect Pick was Engineered to Simplify Order Fulfillment Technology. Perfect Pick is truly unique. Perfect Pick’s “one touch” design is based on a single automated component – the iBOT. Perfect Pick does not require lifts, conveyors, or multiple transfer points, which add complexity to the system. By eliminating these additional touch points and by streamlining the picking process, Perfect Pick increases throughput and results in a more reliable and cost effective system.
SATO CS-9018 Tag Cutter Stacker
The Sato® CS-9018 Cutter/Stacker is a self-contained, continuous-form, ticket-handling device. It is designed to slit, cut and sequentially stack preprinted tickets at a rate of 188,000 per hour.
SATO TH2 Portable Retail Printer
Big on functions small in size.
SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS
The retail supply chain has gone global, and now it is going mobile with new technologies to benefit the supply chain from end-to-end.
Welcome to the 2013 Retail Supply Chain Special Report, where we take a look at significant factors affecting the retail supply chain. Last year the Retail Supply Chain Special Report focused on RFID and multichannel fulfillment, and you can access that report at ismretail.com/go/SCreport.
This year we are featuring research and commentary from the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF, formerly VCF) and Retail Systems Research (RSR), both industry leaders when it comes to the retail supply chain.
From assortment planning to returns management and all points between, mobile devices are fast becoming the retailer's indispensable multi-tool.
Yes, mobile computing is a recurring theme in findings from this year's retail tech spending report. This, however, is not another report about mobility. Rather, it's a report on the technologies and operations solutions in which retailers will invest in 2013, with some retrospective commentary on the 2012 events that are driving these investment decisions. It just so happens that for the first time since we began our annual tech spending preview in 2009, mobile devices and mobile application access are playing a profound and cross-disciplinary role in how retail technology and solution budgets are being shaped. We'll highlight that role as we explore the findings of our annual retail technology spending survey here.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
Resnick Distributors Reduces Labor Costs 30 Percent Using Lucas Mobile Work Execution Solutions Featuring Jennifer Mobile For Voice Picking
Lucas Systems, Inc., the leading provider of mobile work execution solutions for warehousing and distribution, announced the results of a recent project at Resnick Distributors, a leading regional distributor serving convenience stores and other retailers in the mid-Atlantic region. The Lucas solution at Resnick includes Jennifer™ Mobile for voice picking running on Zebra (Motorola) MC3100 mobile computers, the Engage Management Dashboard, and the Lucas Work Execution Server. Since installing the system last year, Resnick has seen a 30 percent reduction in labor costs and a 60 percent reduction in errors.
SUPPLY CHAIN MULTIMEDIA
Merchandise Fulfillment Advice That Works
Merchandise fulfillment is a hot topic and one of the keys for retailers looking to have a strong omnichannel initiative. In this podcast, we'll discuss how asset tracking and fleet management help ensure proper fulfillment, the latest technologies that can help retailers leverage and manage their fleets, how increased visibility into tracking enables retailers to gain efficiencies and keep the right products available to customers across all channels, and — finally — getting employee buy-in without looking like Big Brother.
SATO LP 100R and CS-9018 Laser Printing Solution
SATO's LP 100R industrial laser printer is ideal for businesses that need to print large amounts of labels, tags/ticket, or forms. Our printer is designed for performance, reliability, ease-of-use, and low operating costs. The LP 100R can also handle a wide range of media, from the thinnest labels to the thickest tag stocks.