Flexible order fulfilment for the Store
In order to guarantee the paradigm of “Infinity Shelf 2.0”, in which every store is transformed into a warehouse for faster and more flexible delivery, HUKO provides an order fulfilment system that adapts to the dynamics of the stores and their type of network, not vice versa, guaranteeing better management of operations for the processing of orders from all your stores.
The flexibility of use is a result of optimising the picking phase by means of a criterion filter (volume, department, item category, etc.) to simplify the packing process by using packaging that is easy to assemble and suitable for all your products. There is also the added convenience of labels that are easy to print directly through the interface and ready to be applied to the packaging, and the process that involves automatic calls to the carriers through APIs.
We could then summarise the benefits of fulfilling orders directly from the store as:
- Time-saving: optimisation of the fulfilment phases based on the requirements of the store
- Space-saving: wave goodbye to huge centralised storage spaces. A dedicated area in the store will facilitate all phases of the order preparation while also reducing customer waiting times.
- Process integration: the system takes the best from the order preparation processes already used in the central warehouses and adapts it to the real-world characteristics of your stores.
- Optimisation of stock rotation
Supply Chain Orchestrator
The purpose of an orchestrator is to control the order management process within multi-site, multi-storage point, and multi-channel organisations.
Supply Chain Orchestration can help you select the most appropriate warehouse to fulfil an order, which is important when a company has multiple warehouses or storage locations. The geographical location of each point and its distance from the delivery point, the stock levels per item, the probability of selling that particular item from that particular storage point, transport costs and delays, the presence of customs or other constraints between the storage point and the delivery point, the number of packages, order splitting and shipping points… these are all variables that are taken into account by the Supply Chain Orchestration tool, enabling it to choose the best way to fulfil an incoming order.
It also allows you to reduce the number of items held in stock and even sell products that are not yet in stock. Yes, you heard that correctly! One of its main features is the management of items that are not currently available for sale. Thanks to the “from store” shipping solutions, it becomes possible to sell products that are not in stock, if they are available in other stores or are currently being restocked.