November 1, 2004




Managing Warehouse Inventory

Operations are rarely neatly defined, and other factors such as regulatory requirements will affect your choice of inventory management systems. The following are four steps you should take to establish practical criteria for making decisions and preparing to optimize your …

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October 7, 2004




Redcats USA Opens Second Indiana Warehouse

Redcats USA (formerly Brylane) on Sept. 22 opened a 740,000-sq.-ft., $19 million distribution center in Plainfield, IN, to fulfill orders from its home and gift catalogs and Websites. The facility employs 140, although it’s currently at 70% capacity. Of the 42 million packages …

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June 30, 2004




Sportsman’s Guide Buys Golf Warehouse

Outdoor gear cataloger The Sportsman’s Guide on June 29 bought The Golf Warehouse (TGW), a Wichita, KS-based cataloger of golf equipment, in an all-cash transaction valued at about $30 million. The acquisition gives the South St. Paul, MN-based Sportsman’s Guide, …

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June 1, 2004




Warehouse Systems

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We are working with our vendor to install a cubing-based box selection module in our new quick-pick area. Should we use standardized packaging rather than having the cubing module suggest the package size?
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April 19, 2004




Live from NCOF: Small Warehouse Changes Add Up

Chicago—Cost-cutting remains the mantra of most businesses. Luckily, says Marc Wulfraat, managing partner at logistics consultancy Kom International, making small changes in your distribution facility can add up to significant savings. The topic was the theme of his Monday …

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February 1, 2004




Using Warehouse Space

TOM GUSCHKE Principal, Keogh Consulting
There are three key steps to getting the best use of the available space in your new facility. First, you should develop two plans and two layouts — one for the short term and another for …

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January 21, 2004




Micro Warehouse Acquisition Nibbles at CDW Income

Despite a 9% increase in annual sales, Vernon Hills, IL-based computer reseller CDW saw net income slide 5%. But that decline was due to costs from its September acquisition of North American assets of cataloger Micro Warehouse, which accounted for a $22.3 million …

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November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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October 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse Finds Model System in Datasource

The detailed specs and variables of computer products have long made shopping for hardware and components a challenge. Customers typically have to wade through pages of copy to compare similar products from different manufacturers and then hope that they made …

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May 28, 2003




What’s the Perfect Warehouse Like? Answers From an Expert

Warehouses come in all shapes and sizes, but the best ones have certain factors in common. A new study conducted by logistics guru Dr. Ed Frazelle and The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech compares the performance of 212 warehouses in a …

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