December 1, 2001




The Whole Shebang

When you finally make logistics VP, you have it all — and you get to do it all. In its 2001 survey of career patterns in logistics, The Ohio State University reports that senior logistics execs at companies from 18 industries are responsible …

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November 12, 2001




Amazon.com Invests in CatalogCity Parent Company

Seattle–On Nov. 9, online bookseller Amazon.com made a $5 million investment in Altura International, the parent firm of the CatalogCity.com catalog Website. In the transaction, Amazon issued 717,316 common shares with $6.97 each to buy its stake in Altura, but the e-commerce …

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November 1, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Catalogers Lend a Hand

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resulted in massive destruction, but the tragic events also produced a massive, perhaps even unprecedented, outpouring of help. Within days, catalogers large and small had started donating goods and funds to the relief efforts.
Marketers as …

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November 1, 2001




GETTING CREATIVE: Advice from the pros

THE CONSULTANTS
Rick Binger is owner/principal and Camberly Moller is account manager of San Francisco-based catalog design and marketing firm Binger Catalog Marketing.
Mark H. Courtney is the president of marketing and communication design firm Courtney & Co., based in …

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November 1, 2001




Profile: BILL MONK

Director of Logistics Nordstrom.com
How long have you been in logistics?
I didn’t go to school for it. I was a paperboy for nine years, and I always tried to find a better route. I went to a liberal …

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November 1, 2001




Short Takes: Bargain Aisle

Low-cost, low-tech, and conservative are still the watchwords in most distribution centers when it comes to investing in material handling equipment. In a recent survey of material handling executives, 48% of the respondents say they have a budget of less than $100,000 …

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November 1, 2001




Operations and Management: Conserving Energy in the DC

You may have already cut your distribution center (DC) costs by switching to less-expensive packaging or installing a more efficient conveyor system. But you may have overlooked trying to reduce your energy bills.
According to The Guide to Energy Management …

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November 1, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Back to Business

Last year at this time, catalogers were basing their plans and projections on how business had been 12 months prior. But following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in which four airplanes were hijacked and crashed, companies can no longer rely on precedents …

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November 1, 2001




SUPER MODEL

Oh, to sashay down a catwalk affecting an attitude of supercilious cool as the paparazzi gape in hushed reverence at your warehouse, which is absolutely comme il faut.
The odds of this happening may be slim, but it’s perfectly possible, …

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November 1, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Mailers React with Flags, Phone Calls, Prayers

As soon as an employee heard a radio report about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, fellow workers at multititle mailer Brylane’s New York headquarters gathered around televisions in the offices, watching and waiting. Spiegel closed all of its Eddie Bauer stores …

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