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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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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February 1, 2001




full speed ahead

Superman’s outfit was cool, but it must have cost him a bundle. Besides, do you really need material handlers who can leap over tall buildings with a single bound? A more realistic expectation is that they rev up productivity in …

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January 1, 2001




talking heads

“What is the top fulfillment concern or challenge that e-merchants face?”
It’s integration. What people are trying to do around fulfillment is to get to real time. That will allow for a lot leaner logistics supply chain. The sort of …

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