June 1, 2003




Post-War Strategies

The war in Iraq is over, consumer confidence has improved somewhat, and retail sales are picking up. So can we hurry up and go back to the way we were, please?
For most companies — and perhaps for American business as …

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

June 1, 2003




The Lady or the TIGER

In the fat and happy 1990s, retailers, e-tailers, and wholesalers were frequently unwilling to contract the services of third-party logistics providers. America’s love affair with technology was still smoldering, and many companies, flush with cash, were hot on the idea …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

May 21, 2003




Petals Files Chapter 11

Cataloger/retailer Petals filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 21, but president/CEO Richard Belenski says that the company isn’t dying on the vine.
In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New …

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

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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