Newsletter | October 18, 2017

10.18.17 -- Walmart Beefs Up Last Mile By Acquiring Delivery Company


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Featured Editorial
Kohl's To Handle Free Amazon Returns
Article | By Christine Kern, contributing writer

At a time when most retailers are beefing up their digital strategies to better compete with Amazon, Kohl's seems to be taking a different approach.

Walmart Beefs Up Last Mile By Acquiring Delivery Company
Article | By Christine Kern, contributing writer

Walmart has been aggressive in its efforts to pursue delivery for its customers and, in an effort to improve that process, has announced the acquisition of Parcel. While the company did not disclose the acquisition price, Walmart noted the deal was smaller than its previous acquisitions of Modcloth, Moosejaw, and Bonobos.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
How To Combat Time Theft
Article | By Hubworks

In the face of the realities of time theft and buddy punching, many businesses are not relying on solutions that incorporate biometric scanners, SSN requirements, handprint readers, and even face recognition software. This is a mistake.

Beating Amazon In The E-Commerce Game
White Paper | By Radial

It's time for retailers to reevaluate their strategies to determine specifically how — and if — Amazon factors into the equation and, if it does, whether it's helping or hurting their business. Ultimately, the goal is to preserve their livelihood and longevity and, most importantly, the relationships they have with their customers.

Future-Proofing Legacy Material Handling Systems
Article | By Chris Timko, More from Less

Omni-channel distribution is the future, and the technology to achieve it efficiently is at our fingertips. But what about the huge legacy of material handling technology already in place for retailers – hundreds of DCs, decades of history and investment, countless ‘bolt on' additions to help drive efficiency when full-scale replacement is cost-prohibitive?

In Case You Missed It
Wrigleyville Sports Hits Inventory Visibility Home Run
Magazine Article | By Erin Harris, editor in chief

By shifting its core business operations to a cloud-based single unified platform, this specialty retailer achieved inventory visibility, expanded its fulfillment offerings, and improved the customer experience.

Office Depot Looks To Cloud Services To Improve Its Supply Chain
Article | By Christine Kern, contributing writer

Office Depot will begin to leverage cloud-based applications to help enhance its ability to deliver products and services faster and at scale across its omni-channel operations.

SATO Handheld Labeler

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Perfect Pick

Perfect Pick's "one-touch" design is based on a single automated component—the iBOT. Perfect Pick does not require lifts, conveyors, or multiple transfer points, which add complexity to the system. By eliminating these additional touch points and by streamlining the picking process, Perfect Pick increases throughput and results in a more reliable and cost-effective system.

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