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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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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In Channel Integration, CRM

July 1, 2003




Petals Working Through Chapter 11

Although cataloger/retailer Petals filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 21, president/CEO Richard Belenski insists that the company isn’t dying on the vine.
In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, …

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In Lists & Data - Buisness, Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

July 1, 2003




CHANNEL XING

The time: Four years ago. The familiar opening theme to that TV chestnut, “Mission: Impossible,” is heard, as our hero pushes the “play” button on a tiny cassette recorder. A no-nonsense voice emerges.
“Good morning, Mr. O’Hern. Ritz Camera — a …

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

July 1, 2003




Operations and Management: Make a Holiday List (and Check It Twice)

Retailers are fond of promoting “Christmas in July” sales. Catalog operations experts prefer Christmas planning in July — gearing up for the holiday season rush by assessing seasonal staffing needs, reconfiguring the warehouse, and preparing for what is the busiest time …

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In News

July 1, 2003




Catch of the Day

ONLINE GROCER FreshDirect launched its business using a seemingly simple strategy: fresh foods, made to order, at prices as low as 35% below retail. But there’s nothing simple about what happens in the company’s warehouse. Which, president Jason Ackerman is quick …

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