October 1, 2002




People News

Wallingford, CT based third-party fulfillment provider Fosdick Fulfillment Corp. has appointed Gene H. Bohnee production supervisor for its Fosdick West facility in Reno, NV. Bohnee will be responsible for overseeing Fosdick West’s overall physical operations environment, including quality control and …

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October 1, 2002




Lists and Prospecting: New Business from New Businesses

Excluding temporary seasonal companies, an estimated 3 million businesses open in the U.S. each year, according to David Biddulph, president of New Smyrna Beach, FL-based Market Force Corp., a database provider of new-business lists. For catalogers selling everything from paper …

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October 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Managing the Drop-Ship Process

Drop-shipping definitely has its advantages: It can free up warehouse space and allow you to squeeze a few dollars on margin by saving you shipping-in costs to your warehouse. But managing the drop-ship process can be a tricky proposition.
Nonetheless, …

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September 1, 2002




Political Froth

Now that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has officially indicted “infectious greed” as the cause of corporate misdeeds, it’s time to sit back and think about how we can behave better next time. This comes down to two things: straightening out …

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September 1, 2002




SHIP of TOOLS

Any port may suffice in a storm, but a successful captain will avoid bad weather whenever possible and carry the necessary tools to keep everything sailing smoothly. Such an approach to shipping can bring significant benefits to the larger enterprise. …

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September 1, 2002




On the Money

Money has its uses, but some things are, well, priceless. Firmly in that category is “Warehousing Salaries and Wages: 2002 Data,” a brand-new report from the Warehousing Education and Research Council. Conducted for WERC by Leever Research Services, the study more …

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September 1, 2002




The Last 10,000 Miles

In the first few years of the Internet boom, cyber pundits promised a world where consumers would be able to buy anything, anywhere, anytime. Inexperienced dot-com executives, confusing the ability to reach customers anywhere with the ability to fulfill their …

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September 1, 2002




Bombay Tonic

Software supplies the fizz in home furnishings retailer Bombay Company’s distribution cocktail. Thanks to programs that allow better merchandise forecasting estimates as well as lead times, the Fort Worth, TX-based firm has reduced its merchandise carrying costs by $13.5 million while …

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September 1, 2002




Cyber Potholes

A couple of years ago, when you needed to gather facts and figures to help you choose a warehouse management system, your major sources of information were: (1) peer networking; (2) industry analysis; (3) trade shows; (4) consultants; and (5) Internet searches.
Today, the Internet …

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September 1, 2002




Pampered Pallets

If you are looking for pallet technology to pump up your pick-and-pack warehouse operations, check out Swisslog North America’s new pallet handling systems that can protect beverages in cardboard cartons in the warehouse. The Denver-based company’s solutions include automated storage …

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