Author Info

Ian Hobkirk


Ian Hobkirk is the founder and managing director of Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, as well as a blogger for DC Velocity. His blog, "Getting it right in the distribution center," can be found here.

Articles by Ian Hobkirk

Blurred lines: WMS vs. WCS vs. WES
As software vendors expand their products' functionality, it's getting harder to tell the different warehousing platforms apart. Here's what you need to know to make the right buying decision.
February 3, 2016

Labor management software in the age of omnichannel retail
The omnichannel revolution has ushered in sweeping changes for DCs and the people who work in them. It's also changing how retailers use performance-tracking systems.
February 16, 2015

Executing the omnichannel vision
Omnichannel retailing, or using store inventory to fill e-commerce orders, is one of today's hottest trends. Here are two technologies that can help companies operate in this new environment.
December 15, 2014