March 1, 2004




Miles Kimball Parent Adopts Walter Drake

A year ago, home fragrance and decor manufacturer Blyth’s only involvement in the catalog industry was as a supplier. But today the Greenwich, CT-based company is a prominent player in the lower-end housewares and gifts sector — with catalog sales of …

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March 1, 2004




Smooth Sailing in Choppy Waters

Technology Market: CDW Computes a Profitable Sales Equation
Perhaps no industry has felt the economic slowdown more than the technology sector. According to Framingham, MA-based market research firm International Data Corp., overall IT spending on hardware has been flat for …

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March 1, 2004




Clocking Output

THE KEY TO IMPROVING distribution center productivity is to trim the “fat” — too much time spent on each step, excess shipping charges, and redundant processes — and make your warehouse operation a lean machine. By probing every process in the DC, …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

March 1, 2004




Dear Miss Lonelycarts

It’s not always easy to communicate with your third-party logistics providers. Most of them are more comfortable in front of their computer screens or in the warehouse, taking care of business. “Those of us who are good at logistics, at …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

March 1, 2004




Operations and Management: Is Your Fulfillment Center a Tight Squeeze?

Most catalog executives underestimate their space needs when it’s time to move or expand their distribution center, according to Haskell, NJ-based operations consultant Bill Kuipers.
If your distribution space is at 80%-85% capacity, Kuipers says, you should start thinking about …

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In News

March 1, 2004




Another Roadside Attraction

Once upon a time, in the early sixties of the last century, a young fighter pilot named Sam Cutting III came home to Vermont from the U.S. Air Force and decided to settle his family in the town of …

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In Channel Integration, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

February 13, 2004




Live from Catalog on the Road Day; Challenges A-Plenty

(Direct Newsline) Cambridge, MA–No matter what the channel, catalogers face challenges. Marketers from REI, Brookstone, and Potpourri Group shared some of their businesses’ experi
ences at the DMA Catalog-on-the-Road Day here Feb. 12. Outdoor gear and apparel marketer REI has 70 stores …

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February 1, 2004




Give and Take

Like so many issues in the logistics and distribution industry, many small improvements to gain flexibility are often the best path to the greatest benefit. At the same time, each opportunity involves a tradeoff. Below are a variety of options …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

February 1, 2004




A Dynamic Space

SIZE MATTERS, at least if you are a merchant facing two related challenges: first, significantly expanding your product offerings, and second, being stuck with a facility located in the most densely populated area of North America.
Garrett Wade Co. Inc….

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

February 1, 2004




WMS Boosts Facility Performance

Warehouse management systems have become more common than not among manufacturers, retailers, and 3PLs. At least that is the case among the 131 respondents to a recent Warehousing Education and Research Council survey regarding member usage of WMS. Only 32% (plus 1% that …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

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