Software Enables Micro-fulfillment Functions

Tecsys Inc., a supply chain management and omnichannel commerce software company, has increased its Omni solution suite's capacity to enable micro-fulfillment functionality with its new store-as-warehouse application. The application ties back store-to-front-store operations, enabling retailers to leverage multiple physical locations and inventory nodes to process and fulfill orders. At the heart of the application is the enablement of the in-store micro-fulfillment process, sometimes referred to as store-as-warehouse. Store associates act as pickers and are directed to all accessible inventory, whether in the back room or the showroom. The store, similar to a warehouse, has its inventory positions mapped and presented to the pickers through myriad tools such as handheld terminals and scanners. Retail operations can also opt for RFID technology or automation solutions such as AS/RS, integrated to the application, to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the order workflows.