Magazine Article | August 20, 2014

The Sportsman's Guide Transforms DC Operations

Source: Lucas Systems, Inc.
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By Erin Harris, Editor-In-Chief, Cell & Gene
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September 2014 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

A voice-directed solution helps The Sportsman’s Guide increase DC productivity by 20 percent.

In this day and age, any paper-based system can be riddled with time, labor, and cost problems. And so it goes with The Sportsman’s Guide, an e-commerce and catalog outdoor gear retailer, and its manual, paper-based picking process for its two Minnesota-based DCs. But a cumbersome, paper-based process wasn’t the only hindrance to the retailer’s picking operations. Scott Eichstadt, VP of warehouse and distribution, and Jason Clum, senior outbound manager and returns manager at The Sportsman’s Guide, knew that in order to remain competitive in terms of shipment accuracy and turnaround time, DC productivity gains were crucial.

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