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  • Single Stream of Inventory enhances omnichannel fulfillment efficiency

Why a Single Stream of Inventory Matters in Omnichannel Fulfillment

More than a decade ago when omnichannel retailers first began adding e-commerce fulfillment to their distribution operations, they typically set up separate material handling systems to process retail, wholesale, and e-commerce orders. In doing so, they also set up separate inventories dedicated to each channel. […]

  • Customer Loyalty: the overlooked underestimated benefit of fulfillment automation

Customer Loyalty: The Overlooked Underestimated Benefit of Automation

Many retailers are considering investments in automated fulfillment systems today because of the strategic benefits and competitive edge automation can bring — especially to retailers facing omnichannel distribution challenges. But when it comes to actually investing in automation, some retailers shy away from the level […]

  • Big Data in the DC...

How Big Data Will Improve DC Productivity

In the era of Intralogistics 4.0, companies will turn to “big data” analysis to find ways to fix problems and improve productivity in their distribution centers (DCs.) Big data analysis is the process of examining large data sets to discover hidden […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Fasttrak WM+ Software, Intralogistics|0 Comments
  • Invata Intralogistics Machine Learning software

Machine Learning to Optimize Intralogistics 4.0 DCs

In the era of Intralogistics 4.0, “machine-learning software” will be the key to optimizing the order fulfillment process in omnichannel distribution centers (DCs). Enabling computer systems to learn without being explicitly programmed, machine-learning software will be used to analyze operations on […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Intralogistics|0 Comments
  • 3D printing in the DC? You bet.

How 3D Printing Will Transform the Distribution Center

As we enter the era of Intralogistics 4.0, the process of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s commonly called, will mature and the price of the technology will diminish. As it does, it will add a new dimension to the […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Intralogistics|0 Comments
  • the yin and yang of omnichannel fulfillment

The Yin and Yang of Omnichannel Fulfillment

Intralogistics Science Meets The Art Of Procrastination

At Invata, we’re of two minds when it comes to the art and science of intralogistcs.

On the front end of our omnichannel process, we devote enormous resources to making sure critical decisions get made […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Intralogistics|0 Comments
  • Intralogistics 4-0 Robotics

Intralogistics 4.0 Will See Robots Alongside Humans in the DC

In the era of Intralogistics 4.0, the presence of robots and humans working side-by-side in the distribution center will become a familiar sight. Although robots have been in use for the last few decades, primarily in manufacturing operations, they will see greater adoption in distribution […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Intralogistics, Uncategorized|0 Comments