May 1, 2003




Keep on Truckin’

YOUR MERCHANDISE IS RESTLESS. It understands that its length of stay in your warehouse (or “turn”) affects its value. The more frequently your merchandise comes to a standstill, and the longer it remains immobilized, the less likely you will realize …

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In Opsandfulfillment_shipping, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

May 1, 2003




DIS-connected

Regardless of how organized you attempt to be, it can still feel as though your inventory moves from one black hole to another because of the difficulty of locating and tracking large numbers of SKUs. For this reason, warehouses and …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

May 1, 2003




TraceElements

But there may be no need to pay such close attention
THE POSSIBILITIES are intriguing. Wonder where the merchandise from the factory in China is as it crosses the Pacific Ocean? Click a mouse, and get a status report. Need …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_shipping

May 1, 2003




Overpaying Is Not Dignified

IT MAY SEEM IRREVERENT to buy funeral supplies over the Internet, but as the aging U.S. population gives renewed impetus to the funeral business, sending the price of death soaring to outrageous highs, low-cost distributors of funeral supplies are …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Order Mgmt

April 15, 2003




Listings

NEW LISTS
HISPANIC CONSUMERS
This 12 million-name Hispanic database includes 658, 956 Hispanic-American catalog shoppers. They have a median age of 32 and a median income of 40,000.
Cost: $80/M
Selects: state, SCF, zip, age, income, gender, presence of children, bankcard holders, Internet-connected, homeowners, new …

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In News

April 15, 2003




Operations and Management: Systems Then and Now

The catalog management software (CMS) systems on the market in the early 1980s were outgrowths of systems that catalogers had written inhouse or contracted to be written specifically for their company. Most of the 15 or so “enterprise”-level systems were …

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In Channel Integration, CRM

April 15, 2003




The Top 20 Stories of the Past 20 Years

In an industry as broad as the catalog business — one that encompasses merchandising, marketing, fulfillment, and what have you — it’s tough to cull a definitive list of the most important stories of the past two decades. • But here at Catalog …

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In List & Data - Consumer

April 15, 2003




Operations and Management: The Back End Comes to the Forefront

In 1983, Reagan was in the White House, Dallas was on the TV, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was on the turntable, and mail order was still mail order. By most estimates, more than 85% of catalog orders came through the mail. And …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

April 15, 2003




Live From NCOF: Catalogers Should Benchmark for

Today’s warehouse and distribution center managers are under the gun. Not only are they faced with cost reductions and technology changes, companies are also looking at the company’s fulfillment and logistics divisions to drive strategy, said Karl Manrodt, assistant professor …

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In multichannelmerchant.com/opsandfulfillment/news

April 15, 2003




Operations and Management: Blair–An Unlikely Innovator

Considering that 93-year-old apparel and home items marketer Blair Corp. didn’t even started binding its catalogs until 1995 (the company started as a loose-sheet mailer), you may not think that it was an operations innovator 20 years ago. But it was.
Starting …

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