March 1, 2002




Small Catalogs Forum

What is the most important consideration when expanding your product line?
ANNE MARCUS, president of Hot Springs, AR-based toy catalog AnneMail: “You should make sure that everything is in place for the new product categories, such as your warehouse and …

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February 1, 2002




Apropos Ascending

Multichannel marketing is hot these days, but few systems vendors make the required commitment to enable retail, Internet, and catalog sales equally. Apropos, rooted in the retail systems field, is an exception to this trend. Its new Ascent system is …

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February 1, 2002




The Value of Terror

We know that some people try to make money out of everything. Given half a chance, they would sell their own families down the river if they thought they could get even a few cents out of the deal. It’s …

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February 1, 2002




Smooth Recovery for Jagged Edge

Even before the current economic slowdown, outdoor sports apparel marketer Jagged Edge Mountain Gear was finding the going rough. Response to the $3.2 million cataloger/retailer’s spring/summer 2000 catalog was so poor, the company discontinued its spring/summer 2001 edition. By last …

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February 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Fighting the Elements

In our occasional series “The Smart Warehouse,” Steve Harris, senior vice president of Middlebury, VT-based site design consultancy Bread Loaf Corp. answers logistics questions about distribution centers.
This month’s question: I’m moving my distribution center up north. Should I be …

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February 1, 2002




Flour Arrangement

Rarely does everything come up roses in a warehouse expansion. Most likely, the bouquet of equipment, systems, and layouts that started out fresh and perky droops swiftly as the poor planning that went into it becomes evident.
As most managers …

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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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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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