talking heads

| Michael D. Contino

“What is the top fulfillment concern or challenge that e-merchants face?”I think e-merchants’ biggest challenge is to develop their priorities. For a

talking heads

| David L. Ellin

“What is the top fulfillment concern or challenge that e-merchants face?”We don’t look at e-commerce as an industry, we look at it as a sales channel.

The More Things Change

| Lew Waddey

Historically, the direct-to-customer fulfillment industry has tended to view the outsourcing of fulfillment operations as unacceptable. That attitude

MANUAL LABOR

| Rama Ramaswami

In most distribution facilities, `hands-on’ means just that, and labor retention is more urgent than technology upgrades. The results of our comprehensive

ABC 123

| Terrance L. Pohlen

You’ve figured out your operations costs and allocated them correctly, as described in Part One of this article (November/December 2000). How do you use

soup it up

| John T. Giangrande

Turbocharge your facility with a snag-free systems retrofit What’s certain in this world besides death and taxes (apologies to Benjamin Franklin)? Lack

Taming the Beast

| Timothy Van Mieghem

International logistics for direct-to-customer businesses – boosted by the popularity of the Internet – adds many variables and serious risks to inter-country

Run for Cover

| Rama Ramaswami

Everyone knows that customer service stinks. The press gleefully offers up statistics about the thousands of e-mails that go unanswered, the multitudes

TOP OF THE HEAP

| Jeff Wiles

Follow these principles to ensure that customers get royal treatment, whether you are a third-party services provider or an e-merchant seeking top-to-bottom