Pack By Store Guideline

Pack-by-Store Initiative

As part of our drive to reduce supply chain inefficiencies, Academy is looking to partner with vendors that can help us achieve our stated goal of improving merchandise flow through our Distribution Center. Each of the guidelines listed in the SMART Guide is designed to facilitate our handling of your product and to speed it through to the stores. Pack-by-Store (PBS) builds on these flow enhancements and is an extension of our process improvement back through the supply chain to you.

What does Pack-By-Store mean?

Put simply, it means that your company will pack your product based on customer need for each of our store locations. By sending only the product customers want as they buy it, we will increase the velocity of product through the supply chain thereby increasing total sales and minimizing lost sales.

How does Pack-By-Store work?

Your company will receive one Purchase Order (PO) via EDI transmission. So the first requirement is that your company be EDI capable. The PO will state the assignment of SKUs and their quantities to each store location. You must be able to recognize the requested distribution of goods and pack them accordingly. Then you must respond with an accurate ASN. When goods arrive in the D.C., they are cross-docked for quick shipment to the stores. Orders should NOT be shipped directly to the stores, unless otherwise instructed by the buyer. Once unloaded, the UCC-128 labels are scanned and the designated cartons are sent to each individual store location’s outbound dock. In order for the cross-dock process to take place efficiently, the product should be “floor-ready” as required by the SMART Guide.

Click here to go to the pack by store guidelines Sept. 2, 2008