March 1, 2002




36-24-36

Perfect measurements don’t have to be out of reach. If your productivity and efficiency numbers have zero sex appeal, the solution isn’t a drastic overhaul. Rather, it’s a methodical, step-by-step procedure to whittle the business into shape.
The process starts …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

March 1, 2002




Working Gear: Catalog/Order Management Software Review 2002

Just as direct-to-customer software has become a mature product, the recession is causing slower sales, fewer installations, and layoffs and reorganizations at a number of companies.
Recessions do make prices more negotiable, allowing catalog companies that are well financed or …

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In Channel Integration, CRM

March 1, 2002




RADIO ACTIVITY

Radio frequency has begun to revolutionize warehouse operations, and its application to truck fuel management is no exception. When fuel management systems first came on the scene more than a decade ago, they were touted as the solution to employee …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

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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In Personalization & Segmentation, Ship

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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

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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In News

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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