February 1, 2002




Slim, Fast

Few of us can remember the number of times we’ve resolved to lose weight, or the number of times we’ve gone off a diet. For companies, however, the current recession offers no choice. All excess fat must come off — now.

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January 28, 2002




Sound Bytes

O&F: What happened to precipitate the demise of third-party logistics providers such as JCP Logistics, who fulfilled their own products as well as products for other companies?
Lee: Historically, you have to go back and look at the direct …

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June 1, 2001




Can This Relationship Be Saved?

We admit it: We used those shockingly red lips on our cover to grab your attention. But what’s in our special section on contact centers (pages 14-43) is attention-grabbing as well. The extent to which hype about online technology outpaces …

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June 1, 2001




Civil Discourse

Periodic meetings are needed in units with four or more workers
In the work that I do with client companies on targeted change and improvement programs, I spend a lot of time with front-line employees and their supervisors. Although management …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2001




Listings

NEW LISTS
HISPANIC CREDIT CARD HOLDERS
The Hispanic Credit Card Holders file contains 500,000 names of Hispanics who have qualified for credit cards and use them to purchase such things as publications, merchandise, and gasoline. These buyers like the monthly payment …

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In News

June 1, 2001




Spring Legislative Roundup: Privacy, Spam, and Taxes

This spring, Capitol Hill has continued to push for stronger privacy legislation and more restrictions on unsolicited e-mail. And lawmakers haven’t forgotten that the Internet tax moratorium will expire in October, unless legislation is passed to extend it.
Privacy
Sen. …

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January 1, 2002




FAO Acquisition Rounds Out Right Start

At first glance, it looks like a case of the tail wagging — or buying — the dog. The Right Start, a $65 million children’s products cataloger/retailer, on Nov. 19 agreed to buy $150 million toys cataloger/retailer FAO Schwarz from Amsterdam-based retailer Vendex …

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May 16, 2001




Congressional Postal Hearing Puts USPS on Trial

Washington—On May 16, with the U.S. Postal Service staring at losses of more than $5 billion during the next two years, the House Committee on Government Reform held its second formal hearing on the USPS’s financial crisis. Catalogers were …

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In News

May 1, 2001




USPS Plunges Deeper Into Debt

These are scary times for the U.S. Postal Service — which makes them scary times for catalogers as well. Not only is a new rate case looming, but there’s the possibility of another postage increase as early as this summer.

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May 1, 2001




*Hot Properties

With a reasonably constructed ten-year lease, a fulfillment operation can expect to attain an equity-underwritten rate of three dollars a square foot triple net
A sustained stock market decline will be followed by shortages of long-term capital to feed the …

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