May 24, 2006




Live from Retail Systems 2006: Levenger’s Data Warehouse Epiphanies

Chicago—Like many other companies that evolved from cataloger to multichannel merchant, Levenger had too many personal reporting systems whose results conflicted with one another. “We were basically operating with the headlights off,” chief information officer Marnie Barrett told attendees …

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May 3, 2006




Bloomington Scores Again As a Warehouse Locale

Basketball coach Bobby Knight may disagree, but Bloomington, IN, is a centrally located town offering loads of amenities. It’s also a great place to put your warehouse to get the lowest possible lead time to your customers, according to supply …

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March 8, 2006




NCOF Sneak Peak: Cutting Down on Warehouse Walk Time

It’s no secret that additional walk time can tire your pickers and erode warehouse productivity. But more to the point, added footsteps cost you money, says Sam Flanders, president of Durham, NH-based Warehouse Management Consultants. In fact, he’ll be …

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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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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 8, 2009




Matrix Group Ltd. Loses Warehouse to Fire

Sporting goods maker and seller Matrix Group Ltd. lost a 13,500-sq.-ft. warehouse in Safety Harbor, FL, to a fire late Sunday night, according to published reports.
The fire caused $1.5 million in damage and destroyed the warehouse. A cause had …

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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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