March 1, 2003




A WINNING Combination

Three years ago, when Circuit City was puzzling over how to set up its e-commerce fulfillment system, the electronics retailer could have gone in any number of directions. But one stood out more than any other.
“We already had a …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Order Mgmt

March 1, 2003




Are Spin-offs Paying Off?

By all accounts, spring 2001 wasn’t the best time to launch a catalog spin-off. The Internet crash of late 2000 was infecting the economy at large like a virulent virus. And just months later, of course, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 would …

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In News

March 1, 2003




J.C. Penney Continues Editing Its Catalog Division

Don’t call J.C. Penney’s ongoing plans for its catalog division downsizing. Instead, think of it as editing.
“We’re editing the merchandise for a customer who really likes to shop direct,” says spokesperson Rita Trevino Flynn. “Before, the catalog contained …

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In News

February 1, 2003




Data Tech: The Case for Database Marketing

One would think that the catalog industry would be awash with database marketing success stories. But co-ops notwithstanding, few of the major database marketing service bureaus have a significant roster of catalog clients. Those that do serve one or two …

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In News

February 1, 2003




Catalog Analysis: Understanding Catalog Financial Models

Given that number crunching is a core competency of any cataloger and Internet marketer, I believe that all employees in a catalog company should have a reasonable understanding of what drives financial success and how the numbers work in a …

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In News

February 1, 2003




Go With the Flow

When I ask the “how” question about improving product flow, my mind immediately breaks the matter into three parts (acquisition, storage and handling, and disposition), the first and third of which seem fairly irrelevant at the start. My second thought …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

February 1, 2003




Short Takes: Shrink-Wrapped

Warehouse network contraction and expansion are a way to restructure to meet the demands of the economy, and current restructuring has a definite vector toward contraction. Warehousing Education and Research Council surveys conducted in 1993, 1998, and 2002 show that the size of …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

February 1, 2003




O+F Then and Now: Take the Simple Managerial Approach

DESPITE HIS ABUNDANT KNOWLEDGE of avant-garde technology and processes, today’s warehouse manager isn’t all that different from his predecessors. His priorities include the age-old concern of just how to get it all done. Consider these statements:
“I think technology can …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

February 1, 2003




New Pig Nearly Burned by Fire

When a fire destroyed one of New Pig’s three buildings on its Tipton, PA, campus this past Halloween, the manufacturer/marketer of industrial cleanup supplies lost its main warehouse, along with all the inventory stored there, and its call center. …

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February 1, 2003




Storehouse: How Sweet It Is

GOURMET GOODNESS is only one ingredient in The Christie Cookie Company’s recipe for success. Equally important is how the Nashville, TN-based manufacturer continually finds ways to increase capacity and improve efficiencies. The company can now easily shift from shipping its …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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