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Is It Time for a New Network Strategy?

Is It Time for a New Network Strategy?

If retailers have not looked at their network strategy lately, they are likely either sacrificing service to customers or spending too much money. A successful supply chain network design will give retailers a competitive advantage and pinpoint ways to reduce costs, improve service levels, reduce...[more]


Optimum Facility Design

Optimum Facility Design

Facility design involves more than just warehouse configuration. It also calls for strategic thinking that identifies long-term goals and sales strategies, and a significant amount of cooperation among all parties involved. In this white paper, enVista explores the right ways to proceed with a...[more]


Shifting the Paradigm of 'One-Size-Fits-All' for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

Shifting the Paradigm of ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

For companies who require unique omni-channel fulfillment for unique products, and don't have the size or scale to justify a dedicated warehouse, LeSaint Logistics is shifting the paradigms of 'one-size-fits-all' for shared warehousing. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


Going Global - Are You Ready?

Going Global – Are You Ready?

It's the best of times to take your business global. It's the worst of times to take your business global. With apologies to Charles Dickens, we are living in roilingly uncertain times when it comes to global trade, driving both risks and opportunities as high as they've ever been. Further, the...[more]


Five Ways to Optimize Your DC for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Five Ways to Optimize Your DC for E-Commerce Fulfillment

The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers (DCs) to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015. Learn more about the five key tactics we recommend to optimize your DC for...[more]


Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends

Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends

Don't let the next seasonal peak limit your logistics strategy. 75% of logistics professionals report that their inventory significantly exceeds capacity at some point during the year. These peaks present a host of financial and logistical challenges but solutions do exist. Download the...[more]


Don't Let the Cost of Doing Nothing Fool You

Don’t Let the Cost of Doing Nothing Fool You

What Costs Less? Doing Nothing or Automating Your DC? Obsolete warehouse hardware and software cannot keep up with increasingly complex fulfillment requirements, especially for multi-channel retailers. Before these systems fail, businesses should evaluate the cost of doing nothing, along with...[more]


Software Architecture Can Be as Important as Functionality

Software Architecture Can Be as Important as Functionality

Warehouse execution systems built with an Agent Framework are arriving at a time when dramatic increases in the velocity and volume of orders challenge businesses across all industries. In response, distribution center managers are adding automation to fulfill orders, making today’s distribution...[more]


SKU Profiling: Get Better DC Stocking, Picking, Labor Costs

SKU Profiling: Get Better DC Stocking, Picking, Labor Costs

Growth today is dynamic across wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. Orders generally are much smaller and more frequent. Companies that succeed commit to spending on buildings, equipment and labor for distribution centers based on how to best fulfill orders for the most-demanded products....[more]


Analytics in the DC

Analytics in the DC From "What Happened?" to "What's Coming?"

From "What Happened?" to "What's Coming?"[more]


Extending the Life and Productivity of Your Distribution Center

Extending the Life and Productivity of Your Distribution Center

Can you improve your existing facilities without a complete overhaul? With the right strategy, you can. In this free white paper from FORTE, you'll find out: Which common issues are often interrelated How to address minor problems before they spin out of control Why you need proper data and...[more]


Pick or Sort for Retail Fulfillment

Pick or Sort for Retail Fulfillment

Finding the Right Path to Meet Rapid Retail Growth[more]


Picking Methods and Technologies: Making Sense of the Strategy and Technology Options

Picking Methods and Technologies: Making Sense of the Strategy and Technology Options

Find the Right Picking Strategy to Meet Your Growth Challenges[more]


E-Commerce and Distribution's Perfect Storm - Neglecting Warehouse Operations Can Undermine Growth

E-Commerce and Distribution's Perfect Storm - Neglecting Warehouse Operations Can Undermine Growth

Ordinarily, adding sales channels and growing sales make executives very happy. But sales growth does not always translate into additional profits. "Too much of a good thing" springs to mind when you’re required to fulfill increased demand with a distribution system that was already at or...[more]


Learn How Cytosport Trimmed $2 Million from Their Transportation Costs by Reconfiguring Their Network of Distribution Centers

Learn How Cytosport Trimmed $2 Million from Their Transportation Costs by Reconfiguring Their Network of Distribution Centers

Start with the Data: Without using your own historical carrier data, any analysis of your transportation and warehouse operations is pure speculation. Use TMS to run your historical data through "what-if" scenarios to find the biggest savings. Compare different applications of pool points...[more]


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