March 1, 2001




Cyber Patrol

What are your employees most likely to do when no one’s looking?
Surf porn sites on the Web Send chain e-mails to co-workers Make personal long-distance calls
Answer: None of the above. Today, it’s just as likely that they’re infiltrating …

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March 1, 2001




Operations & Management: Spotlight On…Levenger

“Reading tools” marketer Levenger operates its 180,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, its store, its corporate offices, and its catalog all on one site in Delray Beach, FL. The warehouse handles two types of merchandise: “slapper” product, which is ready to sell, …

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March 1, 2001




Good & Plenty

An effective way to trigger a replenishment is when pick slot inventory falls below a preset minimum.
What is the hardest item to pick in your warehouse? That huge, heavy crate in the far corner? The cartons on the very …

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February 1, 2001




Is Your Closet Clean?

It’s a known fact that the bigger your closet, the more space you have for old clothes you haven’t worn in years. The warehouse is the closet of the operations and fulfillment professional, and even the biggest warehouse can fill …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

February 1, 2001




short takes

Hire top warehouse talent, avoid e-fulfillment bloopers, ward off pesky hackers
Heads Count The last thing you want to read is yet another study that talks about the labor crunch. But check out a new report from the Warehousing Education …

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February 1, 2001




FYI

DID YOU KNOW? * Employees steal $20 billion – $40 billion worth of goods from work every year, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
* About 700,000 information technology jobs are now open, and that number will more than double in the next …

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February 1, 2001




READY SET GO!

measuring work doesn’t take split-second timing, but it does require valid standards
LOOKING OVER a warehouse worker’s shoulder and counting how many minutes he takes to finish a task isn’t nearly as exciting as clocking the lead runner’s progress at …

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February 1, 2001




Small Catalogs Forum: Cultivating Vendor Relationships

Vendors may reward loyal clients with discounts or lower order minimums
Mailers doing less than $10 million in sales don’t have the clout with vendors that multimillion-dollar catalogs such as Lands’ End do. But that doesn’t mean small catalogers can’t develop …

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February 1, 2001




When Dinosaurs Fly

Move over, Jurassic Park. Brick-and-mortar retailers have not only survived the mass extinction of dot-coms but evolved into a new, hybrid species of merchant
It wasn’t long ago that analysts warned that traditional brick-and-mortar retailers would soon go the way …

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February 1, 2001




talking heads

“How do you measure warehouse productivity?” The ultimate measurements I would use for a distribution center would be units – cartons or pieces, for instance – shipped per labor hour. That would be the same for direct labor, indirect labor, …

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