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Eliminate Batch Processing to Speed DC Throughput

Most distribution centers in the United States adopted wave picking because batch processing efficiently handles large numbers of common stock-keeping units shipped in big orders...that's the traditional retail fulfillment model, but it's not the best approach in today's rapidly changing marketplace.

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The global branded apparel company, VF Corporation, embraces the complexity created by customer demand for unique styles as a competitive differentiator and focuses on talent management initiatives to leverage that complexity and manage risk in its supply chain.

Most distribution centers in the United States adopted wave picking because batch processing efficiently handles large numbers of common stock-keeping units shipped in big orders...that's the traditional retail fulfillment model, but it's not the best approach in today's rapidly changing marketplace.

Company's fourth location intended to tap large technical labor pool.

PwC CEO survey finds only 19% of top retailers say they can fulfill omni-channel demand profitably.

The relationships between third-party logistics (3PL) service providers and shippers are seeing ongoing developments due in large part to the continuing emergence and sophistication of omni-channel retailing. That was one of the key findings of The 19th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released by consultancy Capgemini Group, Penn State University, and Korn/Ferry International, a global talent advisory firm.

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Study uncovers facts supporting rule of thumb; it costs seven times more to land a customer than to retain one.

Buyers prefer online ordering, place high value on post-sales support.

Modern’s annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.

The failure of retailers to meet e-commerce customer expectations during the 2013 holiday season has prompted many to reach out to enVista (Booth 4907) for supply chain consulting and IT services support, said Tim Talarico, senior director.

The impact of omni-channel fulfillment and the power of analytics emerged as the most important trends in an industry survey released and highlighted at Wednesday’s keynote.

Multi-Channel vs. Single Channel Distribution? Opinions are divided on whether a multi-channel distribution platform or a single distribution channel for handling order requests is the most operationally efficient and cost-effective answer.

Consumer spending helps GDP post decent gains over the last two reported quarters.

Retailers expected to pursue real-time capabilities for customized, personalized and localized customer service.

Retailers expected to pursue real-time capabilities for customized, personalized and localized customer service.

While multi-channel distribution is thought of as a retail phenomenon, distributors and manufacturers are also under pressure to meet the challenges of multi-channel distribution.