June 1, 2004




Thinking Inside the Box

General merchandise cataloger Fingerhut sells a wide variety of products, including electronics, jewelry, and home goods. The broad assortment of items found in Fingerhut’s warehouse made it difficult for packers to determine the most efficient methods of packaging orders — especially …

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In News, Pack

June 1, 2004




Training Day

Which would you rather do — handle a rush job in the DC or spend time in training? The obvious answer may not always be the right one. A report from the Warehousing Education and Research Council, aptly titled “Training: An …

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June 1, 2004




Patch or Scratch?

When Steve Bolin gets to work each day, he has the usual sorts of duties and assignments to handle. But Bolin, facilities director for the DC of business process outsourcing firm ClientLogic in Columbus, OH, has an overriding concern among …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2004




One of Every SKU

Our merchandising strategy is to leave no stone unturned,” says co-owner Bart Calame. “We are a specialty provider, and we carry all the brands that outdoor customers really want to buy, even the newest ones that have yet to gain …

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June 1, 2004




Time for a Repackaging?

We turn our attention this month to Sudbury, MA-based Chiswick Packaging Solutions, which sells boxes, labels, tape, and other packaging products to businesses. Gregory Chislovsky, president/CEO of New York-based consultancy Bel-Aire Associates, and Rob Palowitz, partner/chief creative officer …

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June 1, 2004




Ordering Out

SOME COMPANIES KEEP ORDER FULFILLMENT — and control — at home, while others turn to outside contractors for creative, custom-made solutions to handle all or part of their operational functions. Whether that means bringing a third-party provider in-house, teaming up with merchants …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

June 1, 2004




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HANOVER DIRECT SHAKEUP: SHULL OUT, GARTEN BACK
Edgewater, NJ-based multititle cataloger Hanover Direct on May 6 announced the resignation of Thomas C. Shull as chairman of the board/president/CEO. In his place are William B. Wachtel as chairman of the …

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In News

June 1, 2004




New and Improved

To say that catalogers would be lost without technology is an understatement. From merge/purging mailing lists on the front end to tilt-tray sorting SKUs in the warehouse, marketers have come to rely on technological advances to run most aspects …

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May 6, 2004




Hanover Direct Shakeup: Shull Out, Garten Back

Edgewater, NJ-based multititle cataloger Hanover Direct on May 6 announced the resignation of Thomas C. Shull as chairman of the board, president and CEO, and the election of William B. Wachtel as chairman of the board and Wayne P. Garten as …

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May 5, 2004




Praise for ‘Roll Back’ Promo

Wal-Mart’s not the only company to “roll back” prices. Drew Trotman, president of the Praise Banners catalog, benefited by rolling back his company’s prices as well.
The Nashville, TN-based mailer of church banners and other merchandise for religious …

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