April 1, 2003




Ape in the Warehouse

PRIDE OF AMERICA (POA) supplies U.S. emblems and medal paraphernalia to customers worldwide. Labor costs associated with picking inventory were almost half of the total cost of order fulfillment, so the Sudsbury, MA-based cataloger moved to an automated pick-to-light …

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April 1, 2003




Eziba Rebounding from Warehouse Collapse

The blizzard that attacked the East Coast on Presidents’ Day weekend caused the roof of fulfillment services provider ClientLogic’s warehouse in Dover, DE, to collapse on Feb. 17. The weight of more than two feet of snow on the flat-roof building …

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February 19, 2003




’Snow Joke: Warehouse Collapse Halts Catalog Fulfillment

Presidents’ Day was hardly a cause for celebration for catalog fulfillment services provider ClientLogic thanks to the heavy snowfall along the eastern coast this past weekend. On Feb. 17 at 6:30 a.m., the roof of the company’s Dover, DE, warehouse …

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May 23, 2001




Micro Warehouse Trims Staff

Norwalk, CT—Dell Computer did it. So did PC Connection. Now, citing weak PC sales, computer reseller Micro Warehouse has laid off 116 employees in two rounds of layoffs. According to spokesman Larry Midler, the catalog terminated 51 employees on May 18, six …

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November 1, 2000




Catalyst Warehouse Management System

Everybody’s getting into the act. We’ve seen all the major catalog management systems become Internet-enabled. Now the warehouse management systems (WMS) are following suit. One of the more interesting of these is the Catalyst Warehouse Management System. With a Web-browser …

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

May 19, 2000




WAREHOUSE GLOSSARY

Allocations: Actual demand created by sales orders or work orders against a specific item.
ASRS: Automated storage and retrieval system, system of racks in which each row has a retrieval unit that picks and puts away items.
Backorder: Order for …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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June 3, 2014




Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems: Partners in Distribution Efficiency

Experts in operations and fulfillment agree there is a place for both cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and locally installed warehouse control systems (WCS). This is because the high volume of distribution center traffic, driven by the explosive growth in …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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July 29, 2014




10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

A client quipped the other day, “You know, managing a multichannel warehouse is a pretty easy thing.  All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory!”  And from there a thousand other factors assault you.

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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August 19, 2014




IRS Tax Change Will Impact Warehouse Owners

Starting this tax year, a major change to the Internal Revenue Service code will impact how owners of business property assets, including warehouses and distribution centers, can deduct expenses for work done on their facilities.

In some cases it will …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

October 1, 2007




Across the street and into the warehouse

Time to visit the lifeblood of any catalog business: the distribution center. But to get to Orchard Brands’ DC from headquarters, you must cross the street. It’s not a highly traveled road but there’s no bridge or stoplight letting drivers …

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