Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


facility at an Indianapolis, Ind., Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Many participants noted that when Amazon raised their warehouse rates to $15 an hour, many of the companies were already paying far more than this, and the working conditions were often better than what workers encountered at Amazon.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. According to the press release: The Stack Sleeve system can be used in the warehouse and during delivery for both route and bulk customers from one vehicle. For me, Stack Sleeve is analogous to how Kiva (now Amazon) transformed warehousing operations by linking hardware innovation (robots) with software innovation (the WMS/control system that manages the robots).

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Terri Anderson: Care and Feeding of the WMS

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Profile of Terri Anderson, production warehouse management systems analyst at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Indianapolis

The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods


and warehouse staffing issues compounded. Today, they produce and package over 1,000 varieties of dressings and sauces — including category leader, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce — across 4 plants near Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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The Newegg Express service is only available to customers that live within 50 miles of the company’s City of Industry warehouse in Los Angeles. If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation. So let’s not waste any time and go straight to the news… Google tests drone deliveries in Australia (Financial Times).

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 5 – Knowledge Is Power

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Let me remind you of some names for those: double-handling, overstocking, out-of-stock, late shipments, and unplanned external warehousing. A good example of that would be two games played by the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the last season. When you master your demand plans, you can send signals downstream to fulfillment, warehousing and distribution, allowing those functions to prepare and respond to the demand appropriately and in a timely manner.

Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

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A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 outside Indianapolis this week had its rear doors open sending more than $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic. Allowing the yard to be a blind spot between TMS shipment tracking and WMS for optimized warehouse efficiency can lead to lost time and money. Imprecise Shipment Scheduling | Dwell times, detention, long lines waiting for the warehouse to free up an available dock door.

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

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Roanoke is also home to warehouses and distribution centers that take advantage of access to rail service and a 2- or 3-hour driving distance to sea ports. Rock Island, IL to Indianapolis fell 55¢ to $3.30/mile, which is still a solid rate. The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds rebounded last week to 28.4 loads per truck, after losing traction for ten straight weeks.

Deadstock – Meaning, Causes, Prevention and Remedies


Basically, these goods are not saleable and they’re taking up valuable warehouse space. Every retailer or distributor has a deadstock graveyard in their warehouse. Jennifer Rosenberg, president of Indianapolis based Acorn Distributors Inc. Introduction. Any business that deals with physical goods will encounter something called deadstock. It happens when your inventory doesn’t move for various reasons.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, Indianapolis. For example, when Cyber Monday hits a company like Urban Outfitters or Walmart their warehouse capacity goes to about 80%. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment - Infographic


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This Week in Logistics News (October 3-7, 2016)

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Wal-Mart’s next move against Amazon: More warehouses, faster shipping (Reuters). As reported by Reuters: The world’s largest retailer is now on track to double the number of giant warehouses dedicated to online sales to 10 by the end of 2016, according to Justen Traweek, vice-president of e-commerce supply chain and fulfillment.