Industry News:

Coming soon to a Wal-Mart near you: More "Made in the USA" labels
 -- Posted: 10/25/2014
Megaretailer now working with suppliers to bring some production back to the U.S.

Omnichannel navigator: interview with Kerry W. Coin
 -- Posted: 10/24/2014
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.

Ohio State professors to take the helm of the Journal of Business Logistics
 -- Posted: 10/24/2014
Zinn, Goldsby are first from OSU to edit journal since its founding at the university in 1978.

With its "free shipping" guarantee, Target sets its sights on Amazon
 -- Posted: 10/24/2014
Retailer must also contend with increasingly e-tooled Wal-Mart.


Receiving
The WMS process begins with receiving the product in the door and capturing the initial inventory information. Receiving may include returns, advance ship notice, receiving unexpected shipments, QC hold items, Cross Dock items, building to pallet or unloading a shuttle from sister warehouse. Warehouse Link prompts the worker to capture all the information required for each item and confirm quantity received. A “license plate” is given and the product is ready for putaway. The information remains attached to the product throughout the entire warehouse process.