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Working Gear: Catalog/Order Management Software Review 2002  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Curt Barry

Just as direct-to-customer software has become a mature product, the recession is causing slower sales, fewer installations, and layoffs and reorganizations

2002: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT?  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Jeff Morris

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. 2001 was to be the year when colonists on the Moon discovered a black monolith, which emitted an ear-piercing signal

Storehouse: Sofa Unfurls Bed, Chases Woman!  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In a retail environment where the pinnacle of customer service is a no-questions-asked return policy, the challenges of handling retail returns can become

Operations and Management: To Lease or to Buy?  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Like consumers shopping for a car, catalogers often debate whether to lease or buy a new piece of equipment for their distribution centers. Sure, you

Storehouse: Stockpiling Stuff  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Retailers are working more closely with suppliers and customers to keep the right items in stock at the right time, reports a recent inventory management

36-24-36  Mar 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Louis J. Cerny, Jr.

Perfect measurements don’t have to be out of reach. If your productivity and efficiency numbers have zero sex appeal, the solution isn’t a drastic overhaul.

Orvis spruces up, launches spin-off  Feb 20, 2002 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Having been around since 1856, Manchester, VT-based Orvis could qualify as an antique. But to prove that it’s anything but dusty and dated, the cataloger/retailer

Slim, Fast  Feb 01, 2002 10:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

Few of us can remember the number of times we’ve resolved to lose weight, or the number of times we’ve gone off a diet. For companies, however, the current

Talking Heads  Feb 01, 2002 10:30 PM By MCM staff

The smart company lays out strategic planning in a way that’s visible to everyone: For example, if we do this, X will happen, if we don’t, Y will happen.

Flour Arrangement  Feb 01, 2002 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Rarely does everything come up roses in a warehouse expansion. Most likely, the bouquet of equipment, systems, and layouts that started out fresh and






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