By Adam Blair, contributing editor
Shipping more Web orders from its DCs will give Stage Stores greater speed and labor savings, but the retailer is far from abandoning ship-from-store as a fulfillment option.
FMI International — a leading provider of integrated logistics services to the apparel industry — required a solution for increasing the efficiency and accuracy of their "Pick and Pack" operations. The solution combined rugged mobile computers wirelessly connected to Windows Terminal servers, enabling accurate, real-time data exchange with their employees on the warehouse floor.
Operating on the thinnest of margins, distributors must continually find ways to improve processes in order to attract and retain customers. Both customers and suppliers demand increasingly high levels of service, fast access to information, and perfectly timed product delivery.