Order Management Systems

Cracking the 'Last Mile' Supply Chain Challenge
June 21, 2019 at 9:38 am

As Amazon.com rewrites the rules of retail, retailers are struggling to adapt and stay relevant. And it’s only getting harder to compete as the online retail giant continues to up the ante — most recently introducing one-day free shipping to Amazon Prime customers. Instead of forging new and uncharted paths, retailers can succeed by taking a…

Kohl's to Sell Fanatics’ Licensed Sports Gear Online
May 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Kohl’s announced that it has signed a long-term deal with Fanatics to sell the sports retailer's licensed gear exclusively on Kohls.com, starting this fall. Fanatics had already been a wholesale partner of Kohl’s. The new deal, however, will enable Kohl's online shoppers access to hundreds of thousands of items across team apparel, jerseys and additional merchandise for men,…

Scalable Technology Stack Drives DUDE Products’ Growth
August 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

DUDE Products, an online retailer of disposable wipes and other personal care products for men, was founded by four long-time friends from Chicago. The group appeared on the TV show "Shark Tank" and successfully received funding. DUDE Products sells flushable wipes for guys on Amazon.com, Shopify, and in 7, 000 retail stores. The idea for the…

Turning Stores Into Omnichannel Fulfillment Hubs
July 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

Instant gratification, engaging shopping experiences, and customer-controlled delivery options rank high on every consumer’s list. But for brick-and-mortar retailers, regardless of size, delivering on those promises is perhaps their best shot at disrupting some of the world’s most prominent e-commerce leaders. Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers must begin leveraging their stores to become fulfillment centers A delightful…

Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store Requires New Ways of Thinking
May 25, 2018 at 9:47 am

The staying power of buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) comes down to two simple facts: consumers are demanding it, and retailers need it. JDA Software’s 2017 Consumer Survey found that 50 percent of consumers had used BOPIS in the previous 12 months, a 43 percent increase over two years ago. But what about retailers? A new study by…

Target Testing New Product Distribution Strategy
May 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Target is testing a new product distribution strategy aimed at cutting down its replenishment cycle from days to hours while reducing overall inventory at stores, especially at small-format ones. Preston Mosier, Target's senior vice president of global supply chain and logistics field operations, made the announcement last week during a keynote presentation at the Retail Supply…

Wal-Mart Adding Shelf-Scanning Robots to 50 Stores
October 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said last week it's rolling out shelf-scanning robots in more than 50 U.S. stores next year, to replenish inventory faster and save employees’ time when products run out. While Wal-Mart has been testing shelf-scanning robots in stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California for the past three years, by the end of January,…