Warehouse Optimization Case Studies - Distribution Trends | Fortna

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Video Case Study

Video Case Study: Vistar

Fortna helped Vistar leverage automation to increase efficiency, eliminate redundancy, increase capacity, and achieve the scale needed to deliver on service level goals by consolidating retail and eCommerce fulfillment into two new facilities.

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Article

An Intellectually Honest Approach to a DC Design

Resilient operations demand a rigorous and intellectually honest design approach. Consideration for incremental alternatives to ensure a business case backed by sound financials and flexible solutions are a must.

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Building Resilience in the Face of Supply Chain Disruptions

Andrew Breckenridge discusses how executives can engage in long-term planning to mitigate future risk, even as they address current challenges.

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Article

8 Steps to Optimize Returns

With an increase in order returns volume, retailers will need to implement efficient returns processing. Learn about eight steps toward optimizing returns for improved profitability.

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Case Study

Returns System Upgrade Sets Up Internetstores for Continued Growth

Fortna helped Internetstores design a returns processing solution that increased efficiency and flexibility, reduced costs by 30%, and reduced energy consumption. Items are quickly received and made available for resale with the help of ergonomic workstations and AGVs.

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Digital Transformation: A New Risk Assessment Perspective

In times of disruption, leaders must recalibrate the business. Digital transformation is key to unlocking resilience. But risk assessment has not kept pace with change and a new perspective on evaluating risk is needed.

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Labor Challenges, Trends and Practical Strategies

Distribution labor challenges continue with no signs of abating. Here are four strategies that companies are implementing to overcome today’s labor problems.

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Article

Twelve Questions to Ask Before Deploying Ship from Store

Companies are turning to ship from store strategies to enable flexibility and resilience in response to disruption, as well as greater transportation speed and reliability for eCommerce. In the article, read about the benefits and considerations of ship from store.

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Investments in Resilience Require Shorter Planning Horizon

Shorter horizons for investments and a different ROI model are needed to enable an adaptive supply chain. Leaders need to be able to make investment decisions that allow them to pivot quickly.

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Article

Seven Types of Warehouse Robots: Considerations for Leveraging Robots in the DC

In this article, we will describe seven types of warehouse robots and their benefits, use cases and challenges, providing a framework for how to think about leveraging robots in distribution operations.

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Before Pursuing Micro-fulfillment, Consider These Four Things

Before pursuing a micro-fulfillment strategy, companies need to look at the bigger picture and consider four key areas including site selection, inventory, software and perishable goods.

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Shifting eCommerce Landscape Calls for New Look at Network Strategy

Business continuity and profitability depend on flexibility during disruption. Business leaders looking to create additional capacity for eCommerce volume should start by examining their existing network.

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