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

July 1, 2003




on the DOUBLE

Picking is the most labor-intensive function in any fulfillment center. With cost cutting and labor reduction mandated by the tough economy, fulfillment managers must look closely at technologies that eliminate manual picking (and associated replenishment processes), or at least put …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

June 15, 2003




Five Steps to Successfully Implement Your WMS

Researching, selecting, implementing and supporting your Warehouse Maintenance System is no small task. With everything that is involved, it’s easy to skip a step or make a wrong choice that will have you retracing your steps, wondering where the whole …

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In B2B, multichannelmerchant.com/opsandfulfillment/news

June 1, 2003




Good Vibrations

The old adage “You get what you pay for” is apt in the case of radio frequency identification technology. Although it isn’t cheap, RFID has tremendous potential to improve supply chain performance, according to a new report from AMR Research. …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2003




Catalog Analysis: Understanding Catalog Profit & Loss

During the past several months we have looked at financial formats for catalogs and the Internet from a global or financial model standpoint. We contrasted the differences between consumer and business financial models, and last month we looked at the …

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In News

June 1, 2003




Anything That Needs a Roof

“WAREHOUSE FOR LEASE. Offers cooking, laundry, and babysitting services.”
No, that ad hasn’t run (yet), but the day when it might may not be too far off. Today’s distribution and fulfillment centers do just about “anything that needs a roof,” …

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In B2B, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2003




Reaching for Retail

Now that you’ve mastered the catalog and Internet channels, you may be contemplating a move into the retail arena. And why not — the argument for retail is compelling enough: Stores can help you reach customers who don’t buy via mail …

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In Uncategorized

June 1, 2003




Planet Dog in the Dog House

You could say that four-year-old canine merchandise cataloger Planet Dog is in the doghouse. No, the Portland, ME-based company is not in trouble. Rather, in March the manufacturer/marketer of dog toys, beds, leashes, collars and the like moved into …

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

June 1, 2003




Performance Benchmarks

As an operations executive, you are responsible for not just one activity but several in your distribution or fulfillment operation. The areas you manage may include, among others, warehousing, material handling, call centers, customer service, returns processing — and any and …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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