Crate and Barrel streamlines supply chain

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Multichannel home furnishings specialty retailer has tapped Kewill, a leading provider of software for supply chain execution, to help it consistently manage domestic and international shipments from multiple shipping locations across North America.

Crate and Barrel will utilize Kewill's Flagship parcel shipping and Netship expense management software to streamline its supply chain and integrate a roster of carriers to ensure it selects the best available rate and service every time.

“Supply chain efficiency is a key focus as we continue to plan for further global expansion," said Steve Pater, director of transportation at Crate and Barrel. "With the Kewill Flagship and Netship software, we are confident we have found a proven solution that is scalable and flexible, enabling us to grow our business with the confidence that our costs are minimized and our shipping processes are consistently followed."

“Retailers such as Crate and Barrel who achieve increased sales with a successful multichannel strategy also experience increased complexity in their fulfillment," said Jay Waldron, Kewill SVP of Americas sales. "Our shipping management solutions provide central control and visibility for our customers as well as consistency of experience and best value for their customers, regardless of their sales channel o