October 24, 2011




How To Design Your Warehouse Locator System

Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” How you design your warehouse locator system, pick flow and slotting strategy will profoundly impact your productivity throughout the building’s lifetime. It drives how cost, service and …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

October 12, 2011




When to Spend to Reduce Warehouse Costs

Orders for material handling equipment – an indicator of economic growth – are up 17% this year as of August, according to the U.S. Commerce.
That’s a good sign, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. “While maybe …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

October 8, 2011




Four Tips for Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse

Staffing the warehouse for the fourth quarter rush isn’t easy to get right. But there are a few tricks that can help make the hiring process run smoother.
First, have a clear picture of exactly what you need, and …

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

October 1, 2011




Two Tips for Staffing the Warehouse for the Holidays

Forecasting and staffing the warehouse for your fourth-quarter rush is always a challenge for retailers. But if you arm yourself with the right metrics and formulas, you can make this year your most efficient yet.

To hire the correct amount …

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

August 17, 2011




Tips for Seasonal Warehouse Staffing

Is the back end of your business ready to take on fulfilling holiday orders? You not only need to make sure you have enough workers on hand to handle seasonal demand, you need to hire the right people and train …

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In CRM, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 20, 2011




Illuminating Facts On Warehouse Lighting

Energy efficient lighting in the form of T5 and T8 fluorescents has been around for a number of years now. These are better by far than even the T12 fluorescents that most of us have been accustomed to all of …

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April 13, 2011




How Threadless.com Makes Warehouse Work Fun

Want to keep your operations staff happy and motivated? Make your workplace fun.
It isn’t as hard as you may think, and the rewards can be huge, according to executives from online apparel merchant Threadless.com.
Speaking at the …

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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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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

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?
[Q] Our biggest problem is finding …

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