February 1, 2003




Warehouse Management Sidebar: Smooth Operator

Perfect product flow may be only a theory, but some companies come enviably closer to its practice than others. Third-party logistics provider Automated Distribution Systems of Edison, NJ, for example, operates with an accuracy rate of 99.85% while moving 27 million units …

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February 1, 2003




Short Takes: Shrink-Wrapped

Warehouse network contraction and expansion are a way to restructure to meet the demands of the economy, and current restructuring has a definite vector toward contraction. Warehousing Education and Research Council surveys conducted in 1993, 1998, and 2002 show that the size of …

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February 1, 2003




O+F Then and Now: Take the Simple Managerial Approach

DESPITE HIS ABUNDANT KNOWLEDGE of avant-garde technology and processes, today’s warehouse manager isn’t all that different from his predecessors. His priorities include the age-old concern of just how to get it all done. Consider these statements:
“I think technology can …

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February 1, 2003




New Pig Nearly Burned by Fire

When a fire destroyed one of New Pig’s three buildings on its Tipton, PA, campus this past Halloween, the manufacturer/marketer of industrial cleanup supplies lost its main warehouse, along with all the inventory stored there, and its call center. …

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February 1, 2003




Storehouse: How Sweet It Is

GOURMET GOODNESS is only one ingredient in The Christie Cookie Company’s recipe for success. Equally important is how the Nashville, TN-based manufacturer continually finds ways to increase capacity and improve efficiencies. The company can now easily shift from shipping its …

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February 1, 2003




At Deadline

PENNEY ANNOUNCES MAJOR CATALOG CUT-BACKS
General merchandise cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney on Jan. 10 announced that it will close its Atlanta fulfillment center as well as its Atlanta and Lenexa, KS, catalog call centers. The closings will result in 2,000 lost …

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January 29, 2003




Potpourri consolidates facilities

(Direct Newsline) Multititle mailer Potpourri Holdings plans to consolidate its Medfield, MA, facility with two others in that state.
About eight employees were notified earlier this month that their jobs would be eliminated as the consolidation moves forward over the …

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January 10, 2003




J.C. Penney steps up catalog cutbacks

General merchandise cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney on Jan. 10 announced that it will close its Atlanta fulfillment center as well as its Atlanta and Lenexa, KS, catalog call centers—resulting in 2,000 lost jobs. But Penney plans to restructure the Atlanta …

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January 1, 2003




Tour de Force

Whether your taste runs to scarves based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs or to Peter Hewitt’s ribbon vases, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for among The Museum of Modern Art’s famed retail offerings. From tea kettles to …

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January 1, 2003




Natural Solution’s Dream Schemes

ONE OF THE PERENNIAL CHALLENGES that catalog order management systems must face is how best to accommodate the dozens of parameters that each company requires to optimize its operations. These can range from the types of discounts offered to the …

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