Ship from DC-to-Store for Pickup

Ship from DC-to-Store for Pickup2019-09-04T15:40:26-06:00

The free flow of inventory across the network is core to enabling Omni-channel capabilities.

DC to Store for Pickup is yet another tool in leading retailers arsenal that keeps customers delighted and returning, but shipping cost become a major consideration for this flow.

It’s unique because, unlike any of the other flows, the goods start in a different source than where the customer receives them.

The necessary operational and deep-rooted supply chain functions, such as cubing, route-planning and TBD all must be juggled to enable this capability without driving up cost.

Read the below sections to learn more about this flow, the benefits, challenges, as well as an industry viewpoint by SCAPath team-members.

How SCApath Can Help

Strategic Services

  • Omnichannel Strategy Development
  • Business Case Development
  • ROI Analysis for BOPIS
  • OMS System Selection
  • Store Process Engineering
  • Program Charter & Roadmap
  • Reporting & Analytics Strategy
  • Omnichannel Governance

Implementation Services

  • Project Management
  • Persona (Customer Experience) Requirements
  • System Functional Requirements
  • Develop Overall Solution Architecture
  • Interface Design & Mapping
  • Reporting & Analytics Design
  • Rationalize System Customizations
  • Testing Strategy
  • Test Script Development & Execution
  • Cutover Planning and Deployment Support

How do you get Prepared?

Each of the below bullets represent a task or topic necessary to evaluate and plan for to successfully put together and execute an Omni-Channel strategy.

Hover over each to find out more about the topic and get some example questions to validate.

Click the ‘Contact Us’ below after you’ve reviewed to schedule a time to talk more on the bullets.

Research & Requirements

  • Complete a Compeitive Analysis
  • Understanding Timing of the Project
  • Agree on initial SLA

System Design

  • Confirming Picking / Pickup System
  • Validating Customer Interactions
  • How ‘Real-Time’ Do you Need to be?

Resource Planning

  • What are the competing initiatives?
  • What are the predecessor projects?
  • What does project staffing look like?
  • What does ongoing staffing look like?

Ready? Let’s chat.

The Challenges

Challenge

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Why / What is Challenging

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Considerations

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The Benefits

Retailers who implement ship to store from DC flows see:

  • Reduction in “free shipping” cost done on behalf of customer, when goods not in store
  • Optimized cubing of material in parcel delivery to store during replenishments
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An Industry Viewpoint

Michael Murrison
Michael MurrisonDistribution Practice Lead
Michael is one of the leading voices in the distribution supply chain space. In addition to over three dozen projects in the WES/WMS space, Michael’s experience on a recent DC-to-Store pickup project for a long-time SCA client was critical in the project’s success in keeping the cost of the capability down while offering which and seamless service to the customer.

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