August 30, 2010




Proper Slotting Can Reduce Warehouse Costs

Slotting, or determining where each item should be located, is one of the most overlooked aspects of running a warehouse. If your distribution center is trying to control or reduce costs and meet customer expectations, proper product placement is essential.

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August 17, 2010




How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Management Costs

Merchants always want to improve their warehouse operations and reduce costs, especially when the economy is down. Typically, you can make the most effective changes in labor management.
After outbound shipping costs, labor represents the largest single operating cost factor, …

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December 8, 2009




Candy Warehouse Gets Bigger Warehouse

Candy Warehouse has an enviable problem: The online bulk candy merchant has grown its business rapidly in a relatively short time, and it’s run out of space in its distribution center in Irwindale, CA.
As a result, it will …

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July 7, 2009




Sorting Out Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation can be a good way to reduce labor and improve efficiency and overall accuracy while spending less money. The technology available for sorting units and packages to specific locations for packing and shipping offers several possibilities for multichannel …

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June 24, 2009




Keep an Eye on Warehouse Labor Costs

Your customers are finally buying again, and your warehouse is getting busier. But is it time to bring back all of the workers you had to lay off earlier in the year?
Not necessarily, according to a session last week …

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April 1, 2009




Three Ways to Reduce Warehouse Expenses

If you’re looking to reduce expenses in your warehouse, and who isn’t, Curt Barry says the top three areas of opportunity are slotting, replenishing and labor management.
Barry, president of operations consultancy F. Curtis Barry & Co., pointed out …

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February 24, 2009




Where to Warehouse: The Top 10 for 2009

Where’s the best location for a distribution center? That would be Henderson, KY, according to Chicago Consulting. The consultancy, which helps companies design and engineer their supply chains, has released its 12th annual 10 Best Warehouse Networks for 2009. The study …

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January 21, 2009




Is a Rack-Supported Warehouse Right for Your Business?

Structural steel frame buildings are the most common construction style in use for today’s warehouses. Utilizing a “skeleton frame” of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams or trusses, the building is constructed in a rectangular grid to support the …

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October 8, 2008




Consider the Customer Before Warehouse Cutbacks

Given the recent chaos on Wall Street, now is a good time to be concerned about the financial health of your organization. And if there is any one place where you should be looking to find efficiencies and cost savings, …

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