February 1, 2002




Short Takes: It’s All the Rage

The old jokes about people “going postal” in the workplace have taken on a sinister meaning as cubicle shootouts make headline news and post-9/11 wariness keeps us on the alert for signs of aggression among our co-workers. But what’s scarier, …

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February 1, 2002




Short Takes: Genie in the Bottleneck

It may be a cliché to say that business savvy lies in managing people, processes, and technology properly, but it’s still remarkable that some companies handle this combination so much better than others. And a few are so successful that …

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January 14, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: the empowerment of multichannel marketers

New York—For those few marketers who still don’t believe that the more channels the merrier, the National Retail Federation Annual Convention featured a session of multichannel success stories, “The Internet’s Impact in a Multichannel Retailing Environment.” Moderator …

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In Channel Integration, News

January 4, 2002




ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lost & Found

Has the productivity in your distribution center been languishing or even declining? Have you tried worker incentives, mechanization/automation, and new procedures with limited success? If so, it may be time to investigate slotting. Forget the old saw that only …

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January 1, 2002




Peaceable Kingdom

Rick Peterson is a quiet, soft-spoken man who seems to put plenty of thought into his answers. So ask him what it was like to move from a non-union to a union warehouse, when he became a manager for Leach …

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January 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Trimming Some Off the Back End

Between renting and paying the utilities for the distribution center, employing and training customer service and fulfillment staff, maintaining the machinery, and continually stocking supplies, the back end of a catalog operation racks up its share of expenses. The good …

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In Shipping/Delivery

January 1, 2002




Working Gear

Relay Race
R.R. Donnelley Logistics and the USPS have teamed up to offer consumers the ability to track their packages from the merchant’s fulfillment center to their own front door. As packages move through its national network of sorting …

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January 1, 2002




Making the Cuts: More Tips to Consider

Maximize your photo shoots. Increase productivity by choosing locations carefully — easily accessible places near airports save you time and therefore money. Also, if you use model shots, you get the maximum productivity from working with two models a day as …

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In News

January 1, 2002




Clearing the Shelves

Post-holiday overstocks are like a New Year’s Day hangover: Once the party, or the catalog order curve, is over, it’s clear you’ve had too much. But the effects of a warehouse full of unsold goods linger far longer than the …

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January 1, 2002




Islands in the Stream

When your hourly driver leaves the yard with a $100,000 piece of equipment, what happens between his departure and return? How do those events compare with what you had planned or anticipated? How soon can you make this information visible and …

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