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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 -- Published once each month.
 
Ten Signs It's Time to Automate Your Warehouse With WMS: Part One
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The bar is continuously being raised for every faster, cheaper, and more reliable fulfillment. Slow or sloppy warehouse operations risk losing customers (and profitability) to those that can execute well. Here are ten signs you may need a WMS for your warehouse or DC.
[ Read: Ten Signs It's Time to Automate Your Warehouse With WMS: Part One ]
The Holidays Are Here. So Where Is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part Two
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Today's customer is 24/7, so Omni-channel has to be responsive to this new reality. Solving the challenges of Omni-channel will require an always-on supply chain with new skills, talent and technology.
[ Read: The Holidays Are Here. So Where Is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part Two ]

Stores' Identity Crisis: The Reimagining of Physical Stores
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Free two-day shipping, enormous selections, quick and easy shopping, painless returns, and many other factors have propelled online shopping to become the main driver of growth in retail. So, where does that leave the role of the physical store, now and in the future? Here we look at how retailers are innovating to leverage the unique advantages of the physical store. [ Read: Stores' Identity Crisis: The Reimagining of Physical Stores ]

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