PCSTrac Launches Enhanced StoreTrac Application for Real-Time, Detailed, Store
Delivery Shipment Visibility for Retailers
Urban Outfitters' Partnership Drives Development of Next Generation
Inventory Management Tool
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- PCSTrac, an
innovator in retail software technology solutions, today launches in
partnership with Urban Outfitters Inc., a leading lifestyle specialty
retail company, the next generation of patent-pending StoreTrac
software, a web-based inventory control and management application
for retail Store Operations. The enhanced application delivers a
store-level snapshot of shipments: volume, category type, as well as
key details such as SKU, style, item quantity, item description, and
shipment history on forthcoming shipments. Armed with this detailed
merchandise data, retail store operations are able to better manage
store setup, pre-planning, and labor management to improve
All Urban Outfitters Inc. brands are using the StoreTrac visibility
solution, including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People
-- approximately 430 stores.
Urban Outfitters saw an opportunity to integrate item level detail
from the WMS with PCSTrac shipment visibility. Prior to the latest
release of StoreTrac, Urban Outfitters could only view cartons by
category. Together, PCSTrac and Urban Outfitters developed an
innovative inventory management tool that increases supply chain
visibility and drives store labor cost reductions.
"We have been searching for better visibility into inbound product
shipments so each store could plan their business more efficiently.
PCS has provided us everything that we were looking for and changed
the way we look at in-store receiving!" said Travis Serpa, Senior
Operations Manager, Urban Outfitters Inc.
StoreTrac's web-based reporting tools allow retail store managers to
print reports at the store level to see exactly what is coming into
the store. A SKU search function provides visibility to cartons in
transit and allows store personnel to see what items are on their
"Our stores tell me that they 'totally love' the enhanced StoreTrac
visibility and planning tool. It's easy to use, contains invaluable
merchandise data, and is a vast improvement from our previous
process," said Joel Martin Cox, Transportation Supervisor, Urban
Outfitters Inc. Joel continued, "Store personnel are now able to
provide forward-looking product information to customers that request
specific items that aren't currently in stock."
Chandra Allred, Chief Operating Officer, PCSTrac, commented: "It's
been an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Urban Outfitters to
advance StoreTrac to the next level. It is gratifying to know that
their store operations and visual team benefit every day from better
upstream visibility and have more robust tools to plan receiving."
PCSTrac is based in Philadelphia and provides supply chain automation
and visibility solutions for leading retailers such as the Gap; Bed,
Bath and Beyond; Urban Outfitters; and Under Armour.
About Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an innovative specialty retail company
which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise to highly defined
customer niches through 197 Urban Outfitters stores in the United
States, Canada and Europe, catalogs and websites; 168 Anthropologie
stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, catalogs and
websites; Free People wholesale, which sells its product to
approximately 1,400 specialty stores and select department stores; 62
Free People stores, catalogs and websites, 1 Terrain garden center
and website and 1 BHLDN store and website as of January 31, 2012.
For further information, visit www.urbn.com
PCSTrac is an innovator in retail software technology solutions for
retailers and pool providers/3PLs, as well as specialized hardware
As a leader in supply chain management solutions, PCS offers
innovative applications that deliver cost savings, improve supply
chain visibility, and help manage market growth for an ever-changing
For further information, visit www.pcstrac.com
PCSTrac, Chief Operating Officer
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