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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March 29, 2008




Colorful New Catalog for Candy Warehouse

After 10 years online, Candy Warehouse is taking the plunge into print cataloging. The Irwindale, CA-based Web merchant printed 12,000 copies of its first 16-page catalog, says president Chris Pratt. Candy Warehouse has been including the books with order packages since February. “…

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February 28, 2008




Tips on Warehouse Design

Tips on Warehouse Design
If your company is not reviewing every possible way to streamline operations, then you’re one of the few. Most companies are looking to make their supply chain more efficient, and what better way to start …

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February 28, 2008




Bypassing the Warehouse Keeps Inventory Moving…Even Globally

Bypassing the Warehouse Keeps Inventory Moving…Even Globally
Inventory is cash on pallets for companies, and if the inventory is not in motion, it is doing the company no good. In a perfect world, inventory is non-existent. If supply and …

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February 12, 2008




Warehouse KPIs: Who’s In Your “Fav Five?”

As a distribution professional, you have several key performance indicators you are always aware of. The operations and fulfillment field includes many KPIs–quantifiable measurements that reflect the success factors of an organization.
But which warehouse KPIs are in your “Fav …

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December 12, 2007




Warehouse ROI Reality check

“People are our most important asset!” You see that statement on the walls of companies in every industry. Well, I am here to tell you that statement is not correct–especially in your warehouse! Because if you have the wrong people, …

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November 14, 2007




Shipwire Unveils Canadian Warehouse

Considering selling to Canada? Third-party logistics provider Shipwire announced Nov. 12 that it has expanded into the Canadian market with a new Toronto-based warehouse.
Shipwire says its Canadian location enables Web retailers to move and store wholesale and retail inventory within …

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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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