Industry News:

Ship backlogs at San Pedro ports should not hurt flow of holiday goods, NRF supply chain chief says
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
Gold says normal replenishment, early spring shipments affected most.

Has a British retailer solved the omnichannel puzzle?
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
Instead of shipping cases or pallets to stores, John Lewis moved to a replenishment model of "buy one, replace one."

Vitamin Shoppe gets in shape for omnichannel
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
The fast-growing retailer revamped fulfillment and got firm control of its inventory to develop near seamless service for its health-conscious customers.

What to think about when you think about omnichannel
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
Looking to join the omnichannel revolution? Here are some things you need to consider.


Green
Everyone is talking about working “green” and one of the side benefits of using Warehouse Link is the “green” benefit of going paperless. Paper may be the “way we’ve always done it” and there may be some people that want to hold on to that security blanket and resist change, but once the system is in place it is guaranteed that the naysayers will not want to go back to the old way of working. A paper driven system will only display information for that piece of time in history. Warehouse Link provides the same “need-to-know” information that paper gives, but the information is up-to-the second, real-time, accurate information, without wasting paper to share the information. How often are pick tickets misplaced somewhere in the warehouse and need to be reprinted? This will not happen with Warehouse Link – the information cannot be misplaced and it is always available. Oh, and one other “green” benefit is ROI – Warehouse Link generally pays for itself in 6-9 months!