January 2012 Integrated Solutions For Retailers
By Richard Gaetano, chief operating officer, Island Pacific Systems Inc.
How mobility is changing omnichannel supply chain management.
The challenge — or as some retailers may lead you to believe, the art — of managing stock for brick-and-mortar stores as well as e-commerce is hard enough, but now retailers around the world are pushing the envelope once again. Retailers are driving inventory management systems to the brink in order to support the proliferation of mobile computing, expansion of franchise or concession operations that increase brand awareness, and improved real-time visibility across the supply chain. As a result, warehouse management systems have been caught square in the cross fire of visibility and demand.