October 1, 2000




fenvessy on personnel

Writing the Job Description As in most enterprises, the success of a fulfillment operation depends, in large part, on the quality of its people at all levels of the organization.
Sound personnel practices begin with an accurate definition of the …

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October 1, 2000




fenvessy on personnel

Productivity Improvement and Cost Reduction The overall goals of the executive in charge of fulfillment should be three-fold:
- provide fast order turnaround;
- perform it competently and accurately; and
- produce the results economically.
This final chapter brings into …

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September 1, 2000




talking heads

“Has the recent downturn in Internet stocks affected your business?”
I don’t believe we’ve been affected at all, to tell the truth. We see no signs of any change. We’re implementing our Internet strategy, and it’s going according to plan. …

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September 1, 2000




Tote Up the Tab

Just as online retailers are getting the hang of the physical aspects of fulfillment, along comes another surprise: the sheer expense of the whole business. Benchmark Internet retailer Amazon.com, reporting a loss of $317 million in the second quarter of …

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September 1, 2000




CrossTalk

XML is a hot favorite for e-commerce transactions, but universal usage standards remain elusive
A pianist can rely on hours of practice and his own neural and physical processes to communicate with his audience in the language of music. Pity …

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In B2B, Marketplaces

September 1, 2000




OPERATIONS

Lessons from last Avoiding online fulfillment snafus this holiday season As the 20th-century philosopher George Santayana said, those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. And with the holiday shopping season about …

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In News

September 1, 2000




Rack & Roll

What’s trendy, up-to-the-minute, and to die for? A distribution center that’s equipped to the max for e-commerce, of course. Take a tour of SubmitOrder.com’s new facility
If you ask the folks at SubmitOrder.com what sets them apart from …

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September 1, 2000




Crutchfield, Winter/Spring 2000

Crutchfield, the complete car stereo and home audio/video products catalog, has earned its reputation by getting straight to the point: offering customers a diverse, no-nonsense product selection, in-depth technical explanations, and superior customer service. Said one judge, “Crutchfield means …

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In News

September 1, 2000




software

Sigma Micro’s Controller+ The business systems marketplace is demanding more options, more support, and of course, more e-commerce functionality. Sigma Micro is one of several WMS software developers responding to these demands. Its Controller+ has been installed by several large, …

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September 1, 2000




working gear

Harnessing Chaos New killer app battles the Godzilla of multi-channel merchandising; everybody wins!
Every once in a while a system comes along that is so stunning in its conceptual structure, so profound in its philosophical foundation, and so massive in …

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