May 1, 2004




10 Ways to Improve Vendor Quality Control

Quality Circles, Total Quality Management, Dr. Deming’s 14-Point Theory, and Six Sigma are all various programs aimed at improving quality in an organization. They have been successfully implemented in many corporations, but they have failed to attract a following in …

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May 1, 2004




Woodworker’s Supply Buys Defunct Rival

At one point in the late 1990s, Lynn, MA-based Trend-Lines had annual sales of $230 million. The cataloger/ retailer of woodworking tools suffered a reversal of fortune shortly thereafter, however. And on March 25, longtime rival Woodworker’s Supply bought the company’s remains — …

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May 1, 2004




Caswell-Massey: Cherchez Les Hommes

Toiletries marketer Caswell-Massey has been selling colognes and other products for men since 1752. But only recently did the Edison, NJ-based company get around to mailing a catalog specifically for men.
Caswell-Massey mailed 300,000 copies of a 36-page men’s spin-off in October …

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May 1, 2004




INNOVATIVE STORAGE METHODS

Even for a dyed-in-the-wool pragmatist, the phrase “innovative storage methods” might well conjure up a picture of slick, exciting modules gleaming with a high-tech luster. While some storage systems may well fit that description, innovation is just as often a …

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May 1, 2004




Picture Perfect

THE GRAPHIC ARTS INDUSTRY has come a long way since the 15th century, when Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press printed the first edition of the Bible. Today, sophisticated prepress software manipulates pictures and text in preparation for the printing presses, and …

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May 1, 2004




Marrying Ops and Marketing

Your operations workers aren’t just fulfilling customer orders; they’re fulfilling your company’s marketing plans and communicating directly with the customer.
To ensure that the ops team succeeds in carrying out the marketing team’s mission, open communication is critical. The marketing …

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April 8, 2004




Woodworker’s Supply Buys Defunct Rival

The rise and fall of Trend-Lines, a cataloger/retailer of woodworking tools whose sales reached $230 million in the late 1990s, quietly ended on March 25 when longtime intense rival Woodworker’s Supply bought the company’s remains—which had been renamed …

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April 1, 2004




A Day in the Life of Touch of Class

A typical workday for Fred Bell, president/CEO of home decor cataloger Touch of Class, means long hours at the office. His family doesn’t mind, however: They spend long workdays at the Huntingburg, IN-based company too.
How many Bells toil …

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April 1, 2004




The NEED for SPEED

NEED SOME EXTRA MONEY THIS YEAR?
Take a look in your warehouse. See those pallets in the racks? What about all the cases on those shelves? What you are really looking at is this: cash. And since that cash is …

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April 1, 2004




Acquiring a WMS

Every distribution center requires the functions provided by a warehouse management system (WMS) to facilitate inventory movement, from receiving and putaway to picking and packing — and of course the management of returns. A WMS also serves as an important link …

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