National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), February 2017 - A Blueprint to Manage SKU Proliferation for Beer Distributors There has been a massive increase in SKUs, brand names, styles of beer and packaging options within the beer industry. Making the challenge of managing SKU proliferation the number one contributing factor to operational chaos. In the article, enVista shares its blueprint for managing SKU proliferation with five solutions to develop a well-planned and effective business alignment between all departments and bring order to operational chaos.
Parcel, February 2017 - Parcel Audit 101 So long peak season! Now is the time to reassess freight and parcel audit processes — what works, what doesn’t, where can you save, or even where you should start. In this article by David Wedekind, director of operations at enVista, learn just how much of a priority auditing your carrier invoices should be in order to not leave any money on the table.
Parcel, February 2017 - Keeping Your Transportation Spend New Year’s Resolution Companies committed to reducing transportation spend should get their year started off right by assessing their company's transportation in order to identify changes that make an appreciable difference and then decide which are worth the effort. There are five steps in a transportation self-assessment that can put your company on the right track.
Supply Chain Digest, January 2017 - Predictions from Supply Chain Gurus for 2017 Last week, SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore highlighted supply chain predictions for 2017 from a number of supply chain gurus in our virtual panel. The second half of his two part column series will run this week, with more summaries from rest of our panel.
Supply Chain Digest, January 2017 - The Gurus Are Back! 2017 Supply Chain Predictions Jim Barnes, CEO of consulting and software firm enVista, offered some predictions for the retail supply chain. As usual, Barnes had some provocative things to say.
DC Velocity, January 2017 - Logistics Gives Back Indianapolis-based supply chain and consulting IT services firm enVista assisted the nonprofit group Outreach Inc. in its mission to help homeless young men and women achieve stability and life transformation. enVista employees collected 51 brand-new coats, 60 hats, and 60 pairs of gloves for the group's clients and worked three shifts to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 150 people.
Parcel, December 2016 - FedEx and UPS Go Their Separate Ways In 2017, FedEx and UPS will be diverging in transportation rates, the DIM factor, and the fuel surcharge calculation. In this new enVista article featured in Parcel magazine, find out what these changes are and how they will impact your operations.
Inside Indiana Business, November 2016 - Vincennes Partners Up on Logistics Training Center enVista was featured on Inside Indiana Business alongside client, VU LTEC, this past weekend. The television segment highlights not only the VU LTEC training facility, but also VU LTEC partnered with enVista to give students hands-on experience with the latest and greatest technology used daily in distribution centers today. The televised segment originally aired on both WFYI-TV and WTHR-TV and can be viewed online.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, October 2016 - Offsetting the Fair Labor Standards Act Rule Changes Before They Are Implemented The Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) impending new overtime rule presents an important time to review business practices and initiate productivity improvements in order to deter major changes in labor costs, production and operations. In this new Supply & Demand Chain Executive article, enVista Labor Management Practice Leader Tom Stretar recommends three areas for supply chain leaders to focus on in order to offset possible FLSA rule changes.
Modern Materials Handling, October 2016 - Retailers Navigate the Omni-Challenge World Achieving a single view of inventory across multiple channels to optimally route and orchestrate orders is among the top challenges facing retailers today. enVista CEO Jim Barnes provides insight and opportunities for retailers to enable enterprise inventory visibility and leverage the range of fulfillment execution strategies their customers desire in this new article from Modern Materials Handling.
Freight Business Journal North America, September 2016 - Optimally Managing Global Transportation in the Face of Increased Complexity As e-commerce sales increase, the opportunity for incorrect carrier charges and overcharges increase as well. In this new Freight Business Journal North American article, learn how professionals can decrease global transportation spend, improve data visibility and increase profitability in the face of the expanding global market.
Parcel, August 2016 - Common Transportation Data Sources and Applications Today’s transportation environment is driven by using data to make critical decisions. In this new Parcel magazine article, enVista breaks down the three common sources of transportation data and how to use this data to add value to your organization.
Parcel, August 2016 - FedEx’s Solution to Managing E-Commerce What do FedEx’s new e-commerce investments mean for shippers? Find out how FedEx’s recent acquisitions will support e-commerce reverse logistics and understand the potential impact on shipping costs.
Supply Chain Brain, July 2016 - How Automation Is Shaping the Warehouse of the Future How is automation shaping the warehouse of the future? enVista’s CEO Jim Barnes shares the importance of automation in a competitive environment and how a warehouse execution system can move a warehouse from batch to dynamic order allocation.
TotalRetail, July 2016 - Workforce Productivity, Morale Are Key to Omnichannel Success Workforce productivity and morale are vital for optimal customer service and sales results at the retail store. enVista Senior Director Tom Stretar shares with Total Retail why a retailer’s workforce is more important than ever and the keys to keeping associates productive, engaged and happy long-term.
Modern Materials Handling, July 2016 - The Catch in Going Waveless Waveless order fulfillment is gaining momentum as companies aim to be more flexible in meeting omni-channel order fulfillment requirements while still efficiently leveraging materials handling systems and labor. enVista CEO Jim Barnes shares his thoughts on going waveless in this new article from Modern Materials Handling.
Talking Logistics, July 2016 - Global Freight Audit: How to Map Out the Best Processes Tracking global commerce activity across an entire enterprise can be a challenge, but enVista’s Dominic McGough and Doug Kahl share how to map out the best processes for global freight audit in this new article from Talking Logistics.
MHI, July 2016 - Applying Lean Principles to the Distribution Center In this new episode of MHI View, enVista CEO Jim Barnes shares the keys to applying Lean principles to a distribution center. Learn how to scrutinize your processes with Lean as a guide to realize substantial cost savings for your company.
Indiana Business Journal, June 2016 - Carmel Consulting Firm Hiring 25 Amid HQ Move enVista shares plans to hire around 25 new Indiana associates this year with the Indianapolis Business Journal. Read about enVista’s upcoming move into new, modern office space and the company’s growth, including the launch of its next generation, cloud-based point of sale solution, RetailPoint.
Modern Materials Handling, June 2016 - Hibbett Sports: Faster, Flexible and Efficient Modern Materials Handling’s June cover story details how Hibbett Sports worked with enVista to design a new, highly flexible, automated distribution center (DC) that keeps pace with the retailer's rapid growth. enVista conducted a network and retail flow analysis and delivered a facility design that enables cross-docking, rapid fulfillment to stores, replenishment at the SKU level, and more.
Talking Logistics, April 2016 - Improving Transportation in the Real World Improving transportation operations is a way for businesses to save money and improve customer service, but the actual improvement process has its challenges. enVista’s Geoff Milsom offers Talking Logistics readers six steps to follow to allow shippers and third party logistics (3PL) providers to improve transportation operations and increase supply chain value in the most ideal way possible.
Parcel, April 2016 - Mode Inflection Points for Savings Businesses looking for transportation savings in 2016 will need to consider new ways to see cost reductions, as the price of fuel is expected to level out. enVista Project Manager Eric Grice provides tips on how understanding shipment characteristics, along with parcel and freight tariffs, can drive savings this spring and beyond with Parcel Magazine.
MHI, April 2016 - Highlights of MODEX 2016 MHI View recaps the first day of MODEX, including a recap of enVista CEO Jim Barnes’ presentation on implementing Lean principles into the warehouse around the 2:25 mark.
Inside Indiana Business, April 2016 - How to Avoid Malware in The Office Indianapolis businesses all have an inherent need to protect data and information technology (IT) investments and avoid rampant security threats. enVista Managing Partner David Eckel offers Indy business leaders expert advice on avoiding malware in the office in this article from Inside Indiana Business.
Freight Business Journal, March 2016 -
AEO - the penny drops at last Businesses are beginning to see reasons to become AEO-accredited. enVista shares insight with Freight Business Journal about the benefits of becoming accredited and the process to get it completed.
MultiChannel Merchant, March 2016 -
The Importance of Brand Ambassadors in the Digital Age In the digital age of retail shopping, with more competition than ever before, creating lasting relationships with customers is key to long-term success. Enspire Commerce CEO Jim Barnes shares why brand ambassadors are so important and how retailers can develop more meaningful relationships with customers with Multichannel Merchant.
Beverage World, March 2016 - Modex Preview Beverage World previews two presentations enVista CEO Jim Barnes will deliver at MODEX 2016 next month in Atlanta. Barnes will offer insight into different and overlapping functionality among WMS, WCS and WES solutions and tips toward selecting the right system for your business. In addition, he outlines how to apply Lean principles to the distribution center.
Talking Logistics, February 2016 - How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network Retailers seeking to enhance customer service and offer a competitive differentiator in an omni-channel environment should consider implementing a ship-from-store strategy. enVista’s Davison Schopmeyer shares insight with Talking Logistics on how the retail network will need to be adapted when a ship-from-store strategy is implemented.
WERC, February 2016 - Outlook 2016 Industry thought leaders share possible issues that could likely impact the warehouse/DC sector this year and enVista's Geoff Milsom, discusses order management processes for 2016.
Progressive Grocer, January 2016 - Retail Tech Changing in the Blink of an Eye Building customer relationships in a digital retail environment has been a major topic of discussion at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show this week. Progressive Grocer details a presentation by enVista CEO Jim Barnes on creating lasting relationships in the digital age with a unified brick-and-mortar and digital strategy.
Parcel, January 2016 - Leading Parcel Carriers Try to Keep Up, As Fuel Prices Go Down It’s important for shippers to be aware of carrier changes, understand their potential impact and analyze best practices to combat and minimize price increases. This article by enVista Analyst, Greg Merz provides expert insight on exactly how leading parcel carriers are responding and adapting to the declining fuel prices affecting the parcel shipping industry.
TotalRetail, December 2015 - A Forward Look at Reverse Logisticsfor the Holidays Optimizing reverse logistics should be a laser focus for retailers, especially during the holidays. This article by Joel Garcia on Total Retail details how to streamline the return process.
Modern Materials Handling, November 2015 - 8 New Ways to Think About Putaway and Storage in Your Warehouse To effectively keep up with evolving sales and customer demands, enVista’s Davison Schopmeyer suggests new putaway and storage strategies that can speed up delivery cycles, enhance shipment visibility and improve customer service. Read more about the specific strategies online at MMH.com (Modern Materials Handling).
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, October 2015 - Direct-Store-Delivery System for Beverage Industry enVista’s Stack Sleeve, a new Direct Store Delivery solution for the beverage industry, improves warehousing and delivery efficiency and significantly decreases transportation requirements for beverage distributors.
Talking Logistics, October 2015 - How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment Shippers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are constantly evolving, changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges. Designing that solution involves a 3-step approach. Geoff Milsom, Director in Freight Management at enVista talks about the 3-step approach and how it can reduce costs and/or improve service in Talking Logistics.
Talking Logistics, October 2015 - This Week in Logistics News Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics praises enVista’s new direct store delivery (DSD) system Stack Sleeve calling the solution “analogous to how Kiva (now Amazon) transformed warehousing operations by linking hardware innovation with software innovation.” Read more about the solution and its benefits for beverage companies.
Beverage World, October 2015 - New DSD Solution Combines Physical Sleeves and Software enVista releases a new, innovative direct store delivery system called Stack Sleeve that is designed to make beverage delivery faster and easier while decreasing the number of delivery vehicles needed by 25 percent or more. Read more about the new product and its correlating software in Beverage World.
Food Logistics, September 2015 - The Omni-Channel Arrives In Force When it comes to adapting to omni-channel, food and beverage companies are at a crossroads. Jim Barnes, CEO of Enspire Commerce, shares advice with food and beverage manufacturers looking to transition from B2B to B2C in an omni-channel environment in this month's Food Logistics magazine.
DC Velocity, September 2015 - How to Avoid a Retrofit Horror Story Integrating new equipment into an existing operation can be a challenging endeavor. enVista’s Greg Meyne shares with DC Velocity why planning for disruptions during the integration process can relieve some frustrations.
American Shipper, September 2015 - Shipping Size Matters in Port Diversification Choice enVista Managing Partner Stephen Craig tells American Shipper why mid-size importers are not likely to shift cargo from the west coast to the east coast despite U.S. port congestion.
Journal of Commerce, September 2015 - How to Best Execute Inventory Positioning Omni-channel retailers must ensure the right stock is in the right stores, at the right time and at the lowest cost, but that can be difficult to achieve. enVista CEO Jim Barnes shares with the Journal of Commerce three key components to inventory positioning success.
Modern Materials Handling, September 2015 - Working Through the Backlogs at M&F Western Products enVista client M&F Western is the featured cover story in the September issue of Modern Materials Handling. enVista helped M&F Western update its warehouse management system (WMS) and design and build a 100,000 square-foot pick-and-pack area within an existing facility.
Modern Materials Handling, September 2015 - M&F Western Products: The Right Automation for the Job With the help of enVista, M&F Western implemented a new warehouse management system, bar code scanning and conveyor and sortation system to significantly increase productivity and throughput. Read more about the details of the projects in Modern Materials Handling.
The Indianapolis Star, September 2015 - Supply Chain Expert a Key Part of Indy’s Tech Success From a startup to a supply chain leader with more than 400 employees, The Indianapolis Star talks to enVista CEO and Co-founder Jim Barnes about the growth of the company and how it has become a key part of the city’s tech success.
Material Handling & Logistics, August 2015 - Strengthening the Backbone of Your WMS When building a distribution center or updating an existing one with a warehouse management system, wireless network infrastructure is an integral part of the process. enVista’s Ben Garvin shares 9 tips for infrastructure design and implementation with Material Handling & Logistics.
Parcel, August 2015 - Making Strategic Shipping Decisions In An Omni-Channel World The prevalence of omni-channel retail is on the rise, but so is complexity and competitive pressure. enVista’s Davison Schopmeyer shares with Parcel Magazine how to make strategic shipping decisions for a competitive edge in omni-channel retail.
Talking Logistics, August 2015 - Improving Global Freight Process Management Many companies that do business on a global level struggle to achieve full freight process management. enVista’s Dominic McGough and Doug Kahl share insights with Talking Logistics on the planning and execution that goes into advanced freight audit and payment processes that are vital toward obtaining complete process management results.
Indianapolis Business Journal, July 2015 - FAST 25: Fastest-Growing Companies List enVista named on IBJ's Fastest-Growing Companies list for a third time. The company ranked on the "Fast 25" list of top private companies in the city with a three-year revenue growth of 77 percent.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, July 2015 - The Three Keys to Global Freight Process Management It is vital for companies that work on a global scale to achieve true freight process management visibility, but the process can be difficult. enVista’s Doug Kahl and Dominic McGough share three keys to success.
DC Velocity, June 2015 - Seven Tips for Improving Rack Safety When is it safe to buy used racks for your warehouse or distribution center? Jason MonteMayer shares expert advice on the benefits of both used and new racks.
Inbound Logistics, May 2015 - 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Incentive Program Incentive pay programs can increase productivity and motivate employees throughout long work days in warehouses and distribution centers. But these programs can hold an adverse effect if not properly executed - Tom Stretar explains.
Talking Logistics, May 2015 - Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help When conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, Geoff Milsom explains how transportation professionals should look for ways to create cost reductions while improving service levels.
Supply Chain Management Review, March 2014 - The Myths and Truths about Inventory Optimization Jim Barnes describes how retailers and distributors change the flow of inventory by reducing cycle times, more effective inventory positioning, and synchronizing supply chains based on the variability of demand.