January 20, 2005




If There’s a Fire in the Warehouse, You’re All Set!

Here’s a novel approach to meeting the need for hourly workers in your warehouse or distribution center: use the local fire department as a labor pool. That’s one of the creative ideas in the annual “Looking Ahead” report from industry …

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November 1, 2004




Managing Warehouse Inventory

Operations are rarely neatly defined, and other factors such as regulatory requirements will affect your choice of inventory management systems. The following are four steps you should take to establish practical criteria for making decisions and preparing to optimize your …

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February 1, 2004




Using Warehouse Space

TOM GUSCHKE Principal, Keogh Consulting
There are three key steps to getting the best use of the available space in your new facility. First, you should develop two plans and two layouts — one for the short term and another for …

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January 21, 2004




Micro Warehouse Acquisition Nibbles at CDW Income

Despite a 9% increase in annual sales, Vernon Hills, IL-based computer reseller CDW saw net income slide 5%. But that decline was due to costs from its September acquisition of North American assets of cataloger Micro Warehouse, which accounted for a $22.3 million …

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November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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October 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse Finds Model System in Datasource

The detailed specs and variables of computer products have long made shopping for hardware and components a challenge. Customers typically have to wade through pages of copy to compare similar products from different manufacturers and then hope that they made …

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March 1, 2002




One Warehouse or Two?

A multichannel marketer based in Southern California needed help. A thriving company with 30 stores, a catalog, and a Website, it was ready to expand to the East Coast. It had two West Coast warehouses, one for retail and one for …

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January 21, 2002




Coldwater Creek warehouse closing, layoffs could save $3 million

Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Coldwater Creek, which last week said it would eliminate some 150 jobs at its Sandpoint, ID, fulfillment center, expects to save up to $3 million in freight costs by closing the center down, according to a report …

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January 2, 2002




The Secret Shopper finds warehouse shelves only half full

In the last days before Christmas, CATALOG AGE’s Secret Shopper called 20 catalogers to order 60 items. Thirty-five of the desired items, or 58%, were in stock. That’s not much of a change from holiday 2000, when 56% of The Secret Shopper’s requested products …

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November 1, 2001




Doctors Foster & Smith’s New Pet Warehouse

The economy may have gone to the dogs for some marketers, but pet supplies cataloger Doctors Foster & Smith has grown its business 20% overnight. The Rhinelander, WI-based mailer acquired Dayton, OH-based pet supplies cataloger Pet Warehouse on Sept. 26. According to Doctors …

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