April 1, 2004




Smart Cycle Counts

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In our small DC, we have set up 27 cycles based on concrete dates. However, shouldn’t other factors influence the cycle? And which products should we count? Randomly picking products does not seem efficient.
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BILL KUIPERS Principal, Spaide, Kuipers & …

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March 24, 2004




Home Depot Launches Online Gift Registry

Betting that many of today’s brides-to-be would rather register for bathtubs than bath towels, Home Depot has launched a home improvement online gift registry service.
The service, which offers 9,000 items, including the Home Depot gift card, is not just …

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March 1, 2004




Service and Style

COMMON WISDOM HAS IT that the 55-plus age group and the Internet are like apples and oranges — they don’t mix well. But it’s not necessarily so. Appleseed’s, a women’s apparel retailer based in Beverly, MA, is one of a handful …

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March 1, 2004




People News

Jonathan Shapiro was named president of Rye, NY-based gifts and home products cataloger Lillian Vernon Corp. He was previously chief strategy officer at DoubleClick and an executive at McKinsey & Co. He will be responsible for growing the company’s catalog and …

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March 1, 2004




Six Steps to Savvy Project Planning

I confess to struggling a bit with the best way to make this material useful. Budgeting for material handling equipment is so intimately tied to the specifics of each set of circumstances (design, functional and operational requirements, retrofit versus new, …

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March 1, 2004




Miles Kimball Parent Adopts Walter Drake

A year ago, home fragrance and decor manufacturer Blyth’s only involvement in the catalog industry was as a supplier. But today the Greenwich, CT-based company is a prominent player in the lower-end housewares and gifts sector — with catalog sales of …

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March 1, 2004




Smooth Sailing in Choppy Waters

Technology Market: CDW Computes a Profitable Sales Equation
Perhaps no industry has felt the economic slowdown more than the technology sector. According to Framingham, MA-based market research firm International Data Corp., overall IT spending on hardware has been flat for …

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March 1, 2004




Clocking Output

THE KEY TO IMPROVING distribution center productivity is to trim the “fat” — too much time spent on each step, excess shipping charges, and redundant processes — and make your warehouse operation a lean machine. By probing every process in the DC, …

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March 1, 2004




Dear Miss Lonelycarts

It’s not always easy to communicate with your third-party logistics providers. Most of them are more comfortable in front of their computer screens or in the warehouse, taking care of business. “Those of us who are good at logistics, at …

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March 1, 2004




Operations and Management: Is Your Fulfillment Center a Tight Squeeze?

Most catalog executives underestimate their space needs when it’s time to move or expand their distribution center, according to Haskell, NJ-based operations consultant Bill Kuipers.
If your distribution space is at 80%-85% capacity, Kuipers says, you should start thinking about …

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