January 6, 2005




Now’s the Time to Reduce Inventory Levels

With the New Year here and the Christmas rush over, now is the perfect time to bring inventory levels down. According to Distribution Digest, a good way to accomplish that is to lower your level of service. While that may …

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January 5, 2005




New Guide Helps 3PLs Buy the Best WMS Software

It’s hard enough to be a 3PL and cater to highly demanding clients. On top of that, you’re faced with constantly upgrading or replacing your software to meet changing requirements. Before you trek to vendor sites, make a …

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January 4, 2005




FKI LOGISTEX VERTICAL CAROUSEL DESIGN TARGETS SMALL ITEM STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL

(Kenilworth, NJ: December 29, 2004) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces that it has added new features to its 2100 and 2200 series vertical carousels to cater to the surface mount technology (SMT), pharmaceutical, and automotive …

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January 4, 2005




DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC. OPENS NEW JOLIET DISTRIBUTION CENTER

(Cincinnati, OH: December 21, 2004) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR: www.dollartree.com), the nation’s largest $1.00 discount variety store chain, recently celebrated the grand opening of Dollar …

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January 1, 2005




All in the Family

OH, TO BE VIVITEK!
A start-up of Sun Chemical Corporation, the fast-growing printing supply business has seen its revenue grow from zero to millions in less than one year. And — get this — the Fort Lee, NJ-based company doesn’t have to …

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January 1, 2005




BUILDING BLOCKS

BEFORE ADDING SPACE — or even thinking about adding space — to your distribution facility, your first thought in these budget-constrained times is most likely to be about what the whole process will cost. It is important to keep in mind, however, …

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January 1, 2005




WIRELESS PICKING NOW OR LATER?

Order picking is the most labor-intensive function in the distribution center. It requires more skill than other positions and commands a higher pay scale. It is not unusual to find that picking accounts for 40%-50% of the total labor cost. …

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January 1, 2005




Backed Up

The holidays are over, and the returns are flooding in. But there are ways to keep those periwinkle turtlenecks from choking your warehouse, says the newsletter Distribution Digest, whose editor offers these tips:
Know exactly what was returned. The product …

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January 1, 2005




Piece by Piece

In nearly every distribution center in the United States, workers are paid by the hour. While their productivity is (or should be) measured in units, pounds, or dollars, compensation is still based upon time rather than output. The one exception …

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December 22, 2004




Reality Check: The Life and Times of a Fulfillment Operation

Previously on “Reality Check”: When we last ran entrepreneur Matias Zeledon’s column on Nov. 17, we left him worrying about how to handle the fulfillment problems posed by the rapid growth of Down to Earth, his Costa-Rica based coffee and …

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