BareNecessities.com Dominates Intimate Apparel Market with Fulfillment Powered by PowerHouse/WMS
Faster Dock to Stock, Elimination of Back Orders and Pick Optimization - Improve Customer Satisfaction
New Jersey - USA: Warehouse and Transportation management experts QSSI have announced that BareNecessities.com has implemented the PowerHouseWMS-TMS optimization suite.
Bare Necessities was straining to keep up with record setting growth because they lacked the necessary systems to manage their inventory and warehouse operations. Lost inventory, increasing labor costs and mounting back orders were just some of the hurdles they needed to overcome.
To help them find a solution Bare Necessities engaged The Progress Group (leading Supply Chain and Logistics consults) to design their new facility and assist in the selection of a new warehouse optimization suite. As a result, Bare Necessities selected the PowerHouseWMS-TMS solution and QSSI as their trusted partner.
A big problem for Bare Necessities was increasing backorders caused by lack of inventory control and visibility. Using PowerHouse, Bare Necessities was able to automate receiving and stock location (via Visual Put) that has eliminated their backorder issues. The solution provided a streamlined receiving process coupled with cross-docking and directed putaway that moved inventory from dock to stock faster providing, available inventory for sale more quickly and at a lower cost.
Bare Necessities also needed to improve their picking and packing operations and to optimize transportation costs. Unique requirements like single-line/single-piece orders, customer specific drops-ins, special handling and more led to the configuration of picking methods that substantially improved accuracy and productivity. To minimize shipping costs PowerHouse/TMS is being used to rate shop parcel carriers and provide certified shipping documents and labels.
The implementation of PowerHouse did more than just help Bare Necessities control their inventory. Today Bare Necessities ships nearly three times as many orders as they used to with one third as many employees. Backorders are no longer an issue, accuracy is better than ever and customer satisfaction is at an all time high.
About BareNecessities.com: BareNecessities.com is the premiere online retailer of women's intimate apparel and men's designer underwear. BareNecessities.com carries over 125 of the top intimate apparel brands spanning the gamut from everyday favorites - Bali, Wacoal, and Jockey, to luxurious designer lingerie by Betsey Johnson, Roberto Cavalli and La Perla - as well as men's designer brands such as, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss. Recognized as one of the fastest growing inner city companies in America by the ICIC and Inc. Magazine - BareNecessities.com provides the care and knowledge of your favorite local store combined with an amazing selection that far exceeds that of a department store - all from the comfort of your own home.
About QSSI: QSSI delivers advanced Warehouse Management, Transportation Optimization and Logistics solutions to support the strategic needs of growing companies. Founded in 1986, QSSI deploys Innovative Supply Chain solutions internationally leveraging a network of certified partners to meet your needs. Complementing its WMS and Logistics products, QSSI provides Labor Management, Slotting, Voice, Process Management and Integration software suites and hardware to deliver turnkey solutions with exceptional results. For more information please visit: www.qssi-wms.com.
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