August 1, 2003




Golden Age of Fulfillment

DIRECT-TO-CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT has come a long way in the last decade. Or has it? Some of the clearest clues to the history of the industry lie in the numbers, and O+F’s tradition of providing industry benchmarks proves invaluable in …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 1, 2003




Vital Signs

Numbers are a significant part of prevention these days — after all, people change their entire lifestyles on the basis of numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol level. Like a thorough physical check-up for an individual, a good operations measurement …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Order Mgmt

August 1, 2003




The CATALOG AGE 100: Bigger and Better

If the Catalog Age 100 is any indication, the economy may be on the road to recovery — albeit slowly.
Sixty of the companies on this year’s list of the industry’s 100 largest players enjoyed year-over-year direct sales growth. That’s an appreciable improvement …

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In Lists & Data - Buisness

August 1, 2003




This Wizard Isn’t Named Harry

ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH a certain (rather popular) series of books will recall the magical map that figures prominently in several of them. It shows not just how to get around, but who is getting around: Anyone within the area shown …

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In Marketplaces, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 1, 2003




Shelf-Involved

Is it true that as Wal-Mart goes, so go all retailers? As the largest retailer in the United States — indeed, as the country’s largest corporation — its influence is considerable. So when Wal-Mart announces its technology choices, it is wise to …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

July 12, 2003




Four Wheel Drive Hardware Buys Performance Products

Four Wheel Drive Hardware,
which mails three catalogs selling after-market Jeep parts and accessories, bought Lash International, which owns cataloger Performance Products, on July 7. In addition to market-leading books serving the Porches, Mercedes, and Toyota Truck markets, Performance has catalogs …

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In News

July 1, 2003




New and Improved

SO YOUR COMPANY has been generating online sales for several years now, and your Web business seems to be going fine. If you think this is the time to sit back and relax, think again. Most online marketers have yet …

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In News

July 1, 2003




A High Profile

THE IDEA that there is nothing new under the sun is as old as — well, Ecclesiastes, at least. Tried and true methods of improving warehouse efficiencies cannot claim to be that venerable, but the basic principles have certainly stood the …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

July 1, 2003




Would You Like an APS With That?

Odds are you wouldn’t. Supply chain technology generates a good deal of buzz, but companies haven’t made significant investments in WMS, TMS, APS, or other supply chain applications, according to a recent study by researchers from The Revere Group, The …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

July 1, 2003




Management Software Review: A Year of Competitive Change

After two years of sluggish software sales, we are finally starting to see catalog companies investing in new systems. Luckily for them, during the past two years software vendors didn’t stop investing in and improving their own products.
For instance, …

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