March 1, 2005




Eziba forced to liquidate

Aseries of marketing mishaps forced North Adams, MA-based global goods cataloger Eziba to shut operations in January. On Jan. 14 it laid off 12 of its 18 employees; four days later president/CEO Bill Miller resigned. Now the six-year-old marketer must liquidate its …

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In News

March 1, 2005




The Price of discounting

Simplicity clearly has its benefits. Consider the days before the term “multichannel retailing” existed. A merchant running a brick-and-mortar store who needed to clear out some items could simply devote a table or a rack to the merchandise. Similarly, catalogers …

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In Marketing

March 1, 2005




Out of Order

Steve Dethlefs, DC Manager Pendleton Woolen Mills Portland, OR
Our fashion merchandise is basically perishable, so our planning is tight. We don’t want to end the year or season with more than we need. To get the ball rolling, our …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

March 1, 2005




TEN STEPS TO ACCURATE SKU PROFILING

SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS of warehousing, operators have searched for the most efficient method to store and retrieve inventory. For a long time, finding the proper procedure eluded most warehousing professionals, as SKU data was very difficult to gather and …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

March 1, 2005




Culture Clash

With nearly 7.8 million Hispanic workers employed in the U.S. — not to mention millions more from Asia, Africa, and other overseas locales — there’s a good chance that your staff includes workers for whom English is a second language. Making sure …

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

March 1, 2005




Beyond the Press Release

How many times have you seen a competitor’s company or product featured in a newspaper or magazine article and said, “Why can’t my company get coverage like that?” The answer is often simple: The company used some form of public …

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In Marketing

March 1, 2005




HISTORY LESSON

THE STATISTICS seem to bear out the headlines. Capital spending has increased after two years of recession, and companies up and down the supply chain are once again digging into their pockets, by an estimated 3%-4% more this year, according …

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March 1, 2005




Win the Best Freight Rates

That carriers’ shipping rates will go up every year is almost as inevitable as the proverbial death and taxes. This year, though, companies aren’t just throwing up their hands and accepting the usual. The shipping experts we interviewed, whether transport …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

March 1, 2005




Global Conquest

GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL of Port Washington, NY (a division of Systemax Inc.), is a leading provider of industrial equipment. In business for half a century, the firm supplies private-label product in significant volume directly from third-party manufacturers. About two years ago, …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

February 26, 2005




TANK AND KEARNEY JOIN E*FILL AMERICA

Mission Viejo, California –Gerald Hubach, Chief Commercial Officer of E*Fill America announced today that Michelle Tank and Mike Kearney have joined the company as Marketing Director and Vice President – Business Development, respectively.
Ms. Tank has eight years of professional …

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