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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In Marketing, News

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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

April 1, 2004




Matrix Reloaded

Direct-to-customer catalog management software saw a number of changes during the past year. Computer Solutions and Best Software collaborated on extending Order Power! to small to medium-sized direct marketers with the introduction of Direct 500 as a module option to Best …

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In B2B, Channel Integration

April 1, 2004




Running on Empty

Although the slight improvement in the U.S. economy should translate into an upturn in the market for warehouse/distribution space, warehousing and DC specialist ProLogis delivers a simple pronouncement on the U.S. warehousing market: “We don’t foresee a …

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April 1, 2004




An Inside Look at Open-to-Buy

ONE OF A CATALOGER’S LARGEST ASSETS is its inventory — but if not controlled, inventory can quickly become one of its largest liabilities in terms of cash flow and overstock. Although catalogers try to control inventory by planning and buying to …

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April 1, 2004




Dealing with Problem Children

On the operations side of the business, catalogers all too often must contend with chronically tardy employees, workers too wracked with personal problems to concentrate, and simply inefficient employees.
Part of the reason is that “these are typically low-paying jobs, …

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In News

April 1, 2004




Creating a Dream Team

Eighteen years after founding Firefighters Bookstore, Peggy Glenn says she finally has her dream team of employees. “It was getting people to buy in, to be committed to something more than just showing up for work,” explains Glenn, whose catalog …

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In News

April 1, 2004




Twice as Nice

SURE, MCDONALD’S MAY BE DOWNSIZING its menu, but don’t let that fool you. When it comes to food, it’s unlikely you can have too much of a good thing. Just ask Eric Lituchy, co-owner of Delightful Deliveries, a Syosset, NY-based …

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