What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

Cerasis

An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Let’s take a closer look at omnichannel warehouses, why they’re necessary, and how they impact warehouse management and operations. In the age of Amazon, handling all e-commerce orders in a single warehouse is impractical, and it will result in lost opportunities.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. As a result, stores and regional warehouses end up overstocked or understocked, and carrying costs soar.

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9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

Cerasis

Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. However, if you can leverage these “best practices,” you can create an ecommerce warehousing solution ideal for both holiday and year-round scalability and growth. Embrace “Chaotic” eCommerce Warehousing.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. Customer service is the beginning, middle, and end of omnichannel strategies. Make Incremental Steps Toward Omnichannel.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences , and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity. Even if your suppliers and manufacturers have not yet required improvements benefiting omnichannel in manufacturing, this is going to happen soon.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes. When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes. Over the last year, huge strides were made in machine-to-machine connectivity, as foreseen by our predictions, ranging from the greater use of automated identification and data capture (AIDC) and stronger resolve for more omnichannel logistics solutions. Customers Pushed For More OmniChannel Logistics Solutions, and They Got It.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

Lessons Learned From 2018 Peak Warehousing Season

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 peak warehousing season flourished on the optimism in the market. The biggest problem in the 2018 peak warehousing season surfaced before the season even started. Tight capacity led to delays in order processing and shipping, and carriers launched multiple general rate increases (GRIs) to recoup costs and speed fulfillment and delivery, says Jeff Berman of Logistics Management. The State of Automation in Warehouse Management.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Omnichannel customers have a tendency to spend more than their brick-and-mortar counterparts, explains Digital Commerce 360 , making them an ideal way for retailers to stay competitive and reach more customers. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Our friend Mark Lerner with Bringg where he discusses Omnichannel and Supply Chain with Chuck Intrieri. Chuck's long career has given him the unique opportunity to watch logistics and supply chain management change in unprecedented ways. That is why it was such an honor and privilege to interview him - to get his view on how logistics and supply chain management has changed, particularly in light of eCommerce's emergence.

Addressing Omnichannel Fulfillment Challenges

Enterra Insights

Google the term “omnichannel” and you are likely to find as many articles about the challenges associated with omnichannel fulfillment as you are about the importance of omnichannel operations for the future of retail. For example, Joe Skorupa ( @joeskorupa ) writes, “Omnichannel fulfillment is an essential retail function and yet few retailers claim they do it well. Fulfillment is the back half of the omnichannel operations story.

5 Tips to Improve Omnichannel Inventory Management

Unleashed

Many brands are turning to omnichannel inventory management to meet the challenge. We’re going to share five tips to help you make omnichannel inventory work for you. Smart warehousing. We’ll begin with precisely what we mean by omnichannel inventory management. What is Omnichannel Inventory Management? So, is listing products for sale on multiple platforms the definition of omnichannel? Omnichannel Vs. Multichannel Retailing.

3 ways retail warehousing impacts profitability

6 River Systems

With more brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors than ever before and demand for warehouse space on the rise, retail warehousing creates a profitable opportunity for many companies. Not only does retail warehousing enable companies to bolster regional distribution efforts and reduce last-mile delivery challenges, but the repurposing of prime real estate space is a boost to the economy, as well. Below, we’ll discuss three ways retail warehousing impacts profitability.

Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis

Vinculum

Almost all industries, be it fashion, communication, logistics, have encountered the brunt of this global pandemic, especially, the manufacturing, and production-based industries. Retailers have to get rid of the outdated inventory and replenish their warehouses and distribution centers with the products in demand. And, omnichannel retailing seems the best course of action considering the COVID-19 pandemic and its upward trend. Here, comes the role of omnichannel.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. Omnichannel logistics challenges. From a consumer perspective, omnichannel retail is about enjoying a seamless shopping experience across channels and selecting a delivery method that meets personal timing and location preferences. Reverse Logistics. … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

Omnichannel Operations Benefit from Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

The editorial staff at Supply Chain Digest (SCD) note, “The omnichannel world brings many opportunities — and challenges. Combine omnichannel commerce with the power of digitization, and a whole new world of insight into customer behavior can emerge.”[1] ” The digital path to purchase and the rise of omnichannel operations has implications up and down the supply chain. Downstream omnichannel challenges. Upstream omnichannel challenges.

Warehouse Management in the Retail Industry

Vinculum

Today’s Gen-Z customers being highly tech-savvy are relying on an omnichannel retailing approach. Warehouse Management System Overview. And, that is, the significance of warehouse management. Unlike conventional warehouse management practices, modern retailers rely more on on-premise or SaaS Warehouse Management Systems (WMSs). Warehouse management systems facilitate day-to-day warehouse functions in a more efficient manner.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Secret Benefits of Warehouse Management System

Vinculum

Most of the growing enterprises have a separate team of professionals specialised in logistics to look after the warehouses so that the demand and supply balance is maintained in favour of the organisation and funds can be saved by creating accurate products. Benefits of Warehouse Management System. A warehouse management system is a software that helps to manage the day-to-day operations in a warehouse. The most costly component of a warehouse is the staff.

[WHITE PAPER] Reverse Logistics: The Key to Omnichannel Success

Veridian Solutions

Companies cannot afford to write-off the costs of reverse logistics. Up to 50 percent of all returned products are resold in an attempt to recoup costs, reports Andrew Orben of Tekovery, as published within Edition 99 of Reverse Logistics Magazine. With the risks of returns rising in tandem with the growth of e-commerce, supply chain leaders must understand why a focus on reverse logistics can make or break a profitable supply chain. The Cost of Reverse Logistics.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

He says that the majority of omnichannel retailers use a hybrid strategy—filling online orders from both stores and distribution centers. Distribution centers are designed for receiving, warehousing, and shipment. Nucleus says labor costs per unit to pick from the store are typically six times higher than in a warehouse. For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”.

Omnichannel Operations and the Retail Apocalypse

Enterra Insights

Ken Cottrill, a Global Communications Consultant at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, believes the pessimists are wrong. ”[1] A significant part of that redefinition involves omnichannel operations. Adam Robinson, a marketing strategist at Cerasis, bluntly states, “An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains.”[2] 3] Omnichannel operations may be simple in concept but they are difficult to implement.

The 5 Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits of a warehouse management system. A Warehouse Management System Saves Space. When inventory is managed correctly , warehouse space can be saved.

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Prepping Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Processes to Succeed In Peaks

Veridian Solutions

To stay successful, supply chain leaders need to understand a few things about preparing omnichannel retail supply chain processes to succeed in peak season. Challenges in Omnichannel Retail Peak Season. As reiterated by Material Handling & Logistics in 2006, which still holds true for fundamental supply chain prep during any peak season, “Peak season is not the time to do things a second time or make extra work due to insufficient communication.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

A new era is dawning for warehousing

Supply Chain Movement

Breakthrough for omnichannel and new technologies. For warehousing a new era is dawning. on the one hand, the breakthrough of omnichannel business means increasingly complex logistics processes because of smaller order quantities and shorter delivery times. Strategic warehousing. However, intelligent mechanisation is not necessarily limited to new warehouses. Google Glass in the warehouse.

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Micro-Fulfillment Centers: All Hype or an Effective E-Commerce Strategy?

CHAINalytics

Blog Feature Supply Chain Consulting Supply Chain Operations CFC customer fulfillment center E-Commerce facility design fulfillment operations Logistics Operations MFC micro-fulfillment center Omnichannel omnichannel operations Warehouse Operations

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What Does an Evolved Distribution Center Established for Omnichannel Success Look Like?

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel success is a broad topic. It is essential to understand that distribution centers will always play a vital role in omnichannel success. As a result, retailers need to understand what an evolved distribution center does to empower omnichannel success. Challenges of Managing Omnichannel Distribution Centers. Significant challenges exist in managing omnichannel distribution centers. Vast distances between omnichannel distribution centers and customers.

3 Ways to Master Omnichannel through Logistics—and Why You Should

FLEXE

Omnichannel has been a buzzword for years. In the coming years, omnichannel will mean a lot more than having a physical retail and online presence. Initially, the focus on omnichannel surrounded legacy brick-and-mortar retailers establishing an online presence. Omnichannel is complicated. To do omnichannel successfully, retailers need a strong logistics strategy.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems. What it the Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in an Effective Supply Chain? We hope you enjoy this episode about the state of warehouse management systems from The Freight project podcast! Logistics & Supply Chain Resources to Download.

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Logistics in the Golden Age of E-Commerce!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! For the last two decades, the field of e-commerce fulfillment (logistics) has been going through the golden age because of the equally growing market of e-commerce providers (online sellers). However, other logistics companies improved their fulfillment game in 2018. If you’re a logistics company owner, you must know how to evolve and adapt to the current trends in the market. Subscribe Here!

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.