August 1, 2002




Climate Control

Robert Angstadt remembers the old days. The faxes containing orders would stack up at the West Coast warehouse, waiting for a clerk to come in at 9 a.m. to enter them, one by one, into the manufacturer’s computer system. By …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 1, 2002




ICE Flow

Although object-oriented, component-based (OO/CB) systems development has rarely lived up to its promise, iCentrix in Salem, NH, has done an outstanding job with its Component Frameworks for eBusiness Solutions. The company’s patented Integrated Component Environment, or ICE™, is a …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

July 19, 2002




Sound Bytes: Kevin Thuet

Can you explain what Eskay does?
Eskay is a full-service, total integrator. We do the designing and studying of systems, and design a system that is expandable. We’ve done an awful lot with companies like Dell, which just won …

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July 2, 2002




West Coast port slowdown threatens marketers

The showdown between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could spell big problems for catalogers and other marketers importing merchandise from Asia.
The union’s contract with PMA, which represents the operators of docks …

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In News

July 1, 2002




Prep School

Solve this problem: You’re planning to outsource your logistics and must find and negotiate with a third-party provider. What’s the one thing you need to make the process run smoothly? If you answered “Preparation,” you’ve scored an A. The ultimate …

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In Uncategorized

July 1, 2002




work WITH me

If you store a ton of junk in your garage, it isn’t harmful — it’s just messy, and it doesn’t leave much room for your car. Pile up stuff in your warehouse, however, and you have a major problem on your …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

July 1, 2002




Bright Idea

Using a concept called data envelopment analysis (DEA), a Georgia Institute of Technology research team has developed an Internet-based tool for benchmarking warehouse performance. The tool allows individual warehouses to conduct self-assessments online. Users must register and log in, then …

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

July 1, 2002




What We Need Now

It’s time to develop requirements for a software acquisition project. “Everyone knows what we need, right?” If only that were true. The fallacy of this assumption is that even if everyone knows what’s needed, putting it on paper reveals multiple …

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

July 1, 2002




opinion & response

Sounding Off on Show Business
After last year’s Annual Catalog Conference (ACC), one marked with poor exhibit hall traffic, we polled our clients about how they would feel if we stopped exhibiting. We received unanimous approval from them not to …

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In Shipping/Delivery

July 1, 2002




Out of School

Do you harbor a burning desire to upgrade your logistics and supply chain management knowledge base? Few of us have the spare time to go back to school, but learning while working has never been easier or more affordable than …

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