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Adapt from dhl graphs- recreate them


2. Propose model of omni channel based on strategies
3. Between c and d- model and design should not be same, not to mix the two
sections
4. Change warehouse/dc design heading to cross docking platform
5. Write about Order fulfilment and ship to store, item location, in the text, in
the data integration section
6. Talk about what rfid can give you, can data be changed/manipulated
7. Work on executive insights
8. Conclusion

Order Fulfilment
The essence of omni channel fulfilment strategy lies in making available all the
product and inventory available to possibly all the different existing channels in the
business, sourcing it from one location. The aim behind this material handling
strategy is to provide the customers a way to track the status of their order in turn
generating higher customer service levels. They key way to reach this
implementation is by way of software, namely, warehouse management systems
(WMS). Each company trying their hand at omni-channel fulfilment is trying to
optimise their use of WMS, by using their older warehouses which were earlier
focusing on only one channel, and making it accessible to all the channels having a
more in-depth and universal view of the inventory. Other possible solutions which
can help the retailer save money are ship-from-store options as this can ensure
more inventory availability to the shoppers with a consequential increase in brand
loyalty.
Cross-docking platform
Two of the key parameters defining a successful supply chain today are speed and
efficiency. Productivity of a supply chain can be truly enhanced having worked on
these criteria. Cross-docking is one of the possible logistics strategy to help increase
the productivity.
Cross docking in simple words is a logistics method to reduce the handling
(inbound/outbound transactions) and simplify the product displacement to directly
reach the retailers/customers from a manufacturing/supplier plant. Cross-docking
can be scheduled in a distribution docking terminal with trucks and doors on either
side, one being the inbound and the other the outbound. The goods flow between
these two must be created in an efficient yet fast manner, to avoid delays and
create timely processing of these items, e.g.: for the grocery/fresh supplies, the
time is crucial and certain precautions like refrigeration need to observed, thus
sorting and combining the packages needs to be done. After being cleared from the
outbound stage, the goods can now be expedited to the respective customers.
Cross-docking not only improves the speed of good flow but the consolidation and
sorting of supply and delivery flows helps us reduce storage costs drastically, due to
which we reduce our overall transportation costs. The elimination of costs of manual
labour by making use of automated conveyor systems can help us cut costs furt

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