Chain Store Age - GNC Holdings is increasing inventory turns and sales with a strategic vendor drop ship program. Leveraging enVista technology, GNC directly uses inventory from vendors to fill orders. This eliminates the step of processing batches of inventory in GNC fulfillment centers and distributing goods to stores, reducing order fulfillment time while making products more accessible to consumers. GNC deploys enVista...

Retail TouchPoints - - enVista, a global software solutions and consulting firm, has hired Gene Bornac as Practice Leader of its Retail Consulting Practice. Bornac will help clients develop and implement customer-centric omnichannel, supply chain and IT strategies and solutions to unify commerce and improve the customer experience. Bornac has more than 30 years of retail and...

WWD - - Big show, bigger ideas. Innovation moves at a blistering pace, and as such, there’s not a moment to waste during NRF’s Big Show 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan where retailers, brands, solution providers and industry stakeholders convene to share ideas, hear from thought leaders and see the latest technologies. Here, WWD vetted...

DC VELOCITY - For parcel shippers and carriers alike, the holiday season is a grueling stress test. Many retailers ship the majority of their orders in the last two months of the year, ramping up daily volumes and straining carriers' capacity. Order volumes spike and backlogs develop, causing Aunt Nelly's sweater or Timmy's chemistry kit to arrive sometime after Christmas. By...

INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL - The rise of e-commerce, technology and big data has brought big changes to the retail industry—and big opportunities for Carmel-based software and consulting company enVista LLC. The privately held enVista, founded in 2002 by Jim Barnes and John Stitz, started as a two-person operation with first-year revenue of $1.4 million. Through organic growth, enVista now has some 535...

Freight Waves - The 2019 rate increases announced earlier this week by shipping and logistics giant FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) contains a stark message for shippers: Easily conveyed packages will see relatively modest increases. Heavier, outsized and less conveyor-friendly shipments, by contrast, will not. The headline numbers show a 4.9 percent increase for shipments moving via FedEx Express and...

Talking Logistics - By Geoff Milsom - Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know. A TMS can be implemented successfully, on-time and within budget, but it takes a lot of planning and subject matter expertise, not just around the software, but around the business case, transportation operations, upstream and downstream business...

PARCEL - By Kaitlyn Parsons - As everyone knows, the price of fuel has been, and will likely continue to be, on the rise. The increases/fluctuations in jet fuel and highway diesel prices contribute to more than just carriers’ fuel tables. Back in February 2017, the fuel table calculations were changed from monthly to weekly. This allowed for fluctuations in surcharges...