Industry News:

Fashion forward
 -- Posted: 1/26/2015
In a departure from traditional practice, American Eagle Outfitters designed its new automated fulfillment center to handle both store replenishment and direct-to-consumer orders from the same inventory.

Food for thought: How should FDA regulate practices governing safe shipping of human, animal edibles?
 -- Posted: 1/26/2015
Parties urge agency not to fix what isn't broken.

Change can be a good thing
 -- Posted: 1/26/2015
As they scramble to adapt to shifts in consumer spending patterns, retailers are also finding there's a silver lining.

Five trends to watch
 -- Posted: 1/26/2015
Taking these five macro trends into account in your warehouse and DC siting decisions will help you reduce supply chain costs and inefficiencies for years to come.


Putaway
Where to store the item? What makes sense? In the back of the warehouse (never to be seen again) or in the middle of the aisle where it’s in the way? Does it make sense that only “Joe” knows where he put it? Warehouse Link eliminates the bad choices and allows visibility to where the item is located. Putaway is directed by the system and location placement is confirmed with a quick scan. Warehouse Link takes into account those “exception to the rules” and provides flexibility to move locations temporarily or permanently. Putaway activities may be controlled by ABC Velocity, Environmental Controls, Expiration Date, Item Ownership, Item for Specific Customer, Preferred Areas or Cubic Capacity. Putaway also manages replenishment with min/max quantities.