December 1, 2002




Lipstick on a Pig

Although the costs of an inaccurate inventory can be immense, they are also difficult to quantify. And in all too many cases, making the effort of cycle counting can seem like putting lipstick on a pig. The best cycle-counting program …

More...

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

December 1, 2002




Two by Two

One company designs and manufactures auto parts. Two more are in the book business. A third and a fourth sell off others’ excess inventory. What they have in common is the way they approach their business, and in this they …

More...

In B2B, Inventory

November 25, 2002




West Coast dockworkers, shippers reach tentative agreement

Good news for marketers: The West Coast dock workers and The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative six-year contract agreement on Nov. 24. The agreement, if ratified, will end the labor dispute that closed the West Coast ports for 10 days …

More...

In News

November 20, 2002




Port lockout problems not over yet

The West Coast port lockout may be over, but the resulting backlog of containers could hurt marketers throughout the holiday season.
Among the company presidents and CEOs surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NR), 38.9% expect a shortage of merchandise this …

More...

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

November 4, 2002




NewRoads acquires APL Direct

NewRoads,
a provider of fulfillment and customer care services, has acquired Hebron, KY-based APL Direct Logistics, the consumer direct fulfillment division of APL Logistics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition of APL Direct and its 300,000-sq.-ft. …

More...

In News

November 1, 2002




Supply + Demand

The newfound glamour of supply chain management extends to retail technology as well. In a recent benchmark study titled “Global CIO Outlook for Retail Technology 2002,” conducted by PwC Consulting (acquired by IBM in October) and Executive Technology magazine, 71 respondents, all …

More...

In Channel Integration, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

November 1, 2002




Multitasking

Multiple personalities are no longer a bad thing, at least in retail. It’s now taken for granted that if you plan to sell products and services, you must set up a variety of channels through which potential customers can gain …

More...

In Inventory, Ship

November 1, 2002




Into the Merch Mix

With the current economic climate inspiring a steady stream of layoffs and circulation cuts, there seems to be a lot more contraction than expansion in the catalog industry. Except when it comes to catalogers’ product lines.
Talbots, the venerable cataloger/…

More...

In News

November 1, 2002




Inbound Lowdown

How do you manage inbound freight? Inbound freight costs are often buried in the cost of merchandise, even though direct-to-customer retailers spend an average of 2% to 4% of gross sales on inbound freight.
It’s time to take a more active role. …

More...

In Opsandfulfillment_packaging, Opsandfulfillment_shipping

November 1, 2002




1+1=5

Anyone for a $6,000 shower curtain? Remember the $4,500 hammers the military used to buy? Even in the real world, extravagance and irresponsible spending sometimes supplant fiscal sobriety, but most managers have no wish to be so reckless. Instead, faced with a …

More...

In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 115
  4. 116
  5. 117
  6. 118
  7. 119
  8. 120
  9. 121
  10. ...
  11. 160