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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In multichannelmerchant.com/opsandfulfillment/news

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

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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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

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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In News

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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

January 1, 2002




Making the Cuts

Edmund Optics canceled all fourth-quarter travel. Girlfriends L.A. is using lighter packaging materials to lower its shipping costs. Newark Electronics is printing on lighter paper to reduce the weight of its 1,700-page catalog, which is cutting its mailing costs …

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In News

January 1, 2002




Recession Slams Office Suppliers

Months before Sept. 11, companies had already started trimming staffs and cutting expenses. Perhaps no market niche is feeling the effects of the economic slowdown as directly as the office furniture and supplies market.
“White-collar unemployment has been pressuring sales of …

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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

January 1, 2002




Fit to be Tied

These days, everyone’s looking to be in bondage — with a marvelous business partner, that is. And where better to look for the ties that bind than your logistics network? For companies squeezed by the economic downturn, running lean operations successfully …

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In Channel Integration, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

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