A new program with the ability to read UPC labels on shoe cases at DSW stores enabled them to eliminate the price tagging of each pair of shoes and ship cases directly from receiving to the DSW stores.

Vendors were instructed to label inbound cartons and forward the label information, with contents, in an Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) electronic data format to DSW. VARGO developed an automated system to receive these products and send them to back-stock or directly to shipping. This true cross-docking system included conveyors, scales, print and apply equipment and platforms along with controls and software, all supplied and integrated into one smooth, seamless material handling system by VARGO.