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Zach Zalowitz

Zach Zalowitz is considered one of the leading voices in the post-purchase experience space, and has an expertise in order management solutions in the market. Prior to Perficient, he was VP of Digital Technology and Digital Experience at Foot Locker where he oversaw a global team of digital experts focused on the website and mobile app experience. He writes often on the state of digital experience online and instores, and all the parts of the customer journey in between.

Blogs from this Author

Store Picking

Navigating Store Fulfillment Challenges

The rise of omnichannel operations has redefined the landscape, placing new demands on the roles of VP of Supply Chain, VP of Store Operations, and Directors of Omnichannel Operations. The introduction and expansion of same-day delivery services have particularly spotlighted the intricate balance between customer expectations and operational feasibilities. This article delves into the nuances […]

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Omnichannel Operations: What is it, and do you need an “OO” Team

In the rapidly evolving landscape of retail and e-commerce, businesses are increasingly adopting an omnichannel approach to ensure a cohesive and seamless customer experience across all touchpoints. This strategy requires a highly coordinated operations team, capable of managing complex interactions and data flows between various channels, from online storefronts to physical retail locations and beyond. […]

Defining The Issue At Hand

From Mainframe to Modern: How to Navigate legacy OMS Technology Transformations

In the whirlwind world of commerce, staying one step ahead is the name of the game. But there are still many brands that are straddling old-school mainframe tech. It’s like trying to run a marathon in flip-flops! Upgrading to the latest tech architecture can feel like a giant leap, but the agility and business outcomes […]

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eCommerce is Dead, Long Live Commerce

eCommerce has transcended its traditional boundaries set over twenty years ago, morphing into a holistic experience that extends far beyond mere online transactions. This recent transformation has been fueled by the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the Commerce ecosystem, propelling the industry into a new era of personalized, intelligent, and immersive shopping. Holistic commerce […]


Order Routing, Beyond Rules: Embracing Data-Driven Intelligence in Fulfillment Optimization

The Three Options: Heuristics, ML, and Hybrid Models 1. Heuristics: Rules-based, optimized for simplicity and well-defined strategies. 2. Machine Learning (AI): Data-driven, dynamic decision-making based on real-time patterns. 3. Hybrid Model: Combines heuristics to limit options and AI for optimization within that subset. The Power of Heuristics In the realm of Order-Management Solutions (OMS), the […]

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What Does Ryan Gosling Have to do With the ‘ERP vs. OMS’ Conversation?

There’s a somewhat famous scene in The Notebook movie where Ryan Gosling asks Rachel McAdams’s character, “What do you want?” and her reply is, “It’s not that simple” — In the decision to keep an ERP and add OMS functions vs. solving Commerce challenges with an OMS (with an ERP!) there is no simple answer either. […]

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Where is the OMS Market Going?

Businesses are increasingly looking to innovative solutions that streamline their operations. One critical aspect of business operations is order management, which plays a pivotal role in ensuring customer satisfaction and efficient supply chain management. The future state of commercial order management systems promises to revolutionize this essential function, solving current problems while expanding capabilities to […]

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The Commerce Chameleon: Why no one organization ‘owns’ order-management

The ‘Unowned’ Function: Order Management in Commerce In the intricate and multifaceted world of Commerce, the order management function plays a pivotal role. However, unlike many other functions within a company, order management doesn’t typically get ‘owned’ by one core group. Instead, it remains a shared responsibility, and for good reasons. In this blog, we’ll […]

Direct to consumer

6 Challenges to Navigate When Shifting From Wholesale to Direct-to-Consumer Models

The transition from a wholesale-centric business model to include a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) approach presents lucrative opportunities alongside a suite of technical and operational intricacies to consider. While the move brings manufacturing companies closer to end consumers, it also requires several considerations spanning content creation, post-purchase support, and overall brand experience. Failure to address these […]