April 1, 2001




BODY PARTS

The context from which measurements are taken determines their value
Scorecarding applications summarize and highlight data for quick analysis
If you owned a racing car, you would make sure your pit crew kept it in top running order. Every dial …

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April 1, 2001




Operations & Management: Salary Survey

The grass may be greener on the other side — or not. But instead of speculating whether your peers at other companies are raking in more green than you, find out for sure what people in your field are actually making. …

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In News

April 1, 2001




Seattle Earthquake Jolts Northwest Mailers

The earth moved in Seattle, and catalogers based in the area felt it. But most agree that damage from the Feb. 28 earthquake — measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale — could have been much worse.
“We were pretty lucky,” says Mike Foley, spokesperson …

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In Lists & Data - Buisness

April 1, 2001




from the editor’s files

THE ‘A’ LIST
Here are the top 5 trends in warehousing for 2001:
Continuing labor shortages Increased material handling automation Growth in e-fulfillment Greater integration of systems More diverse warehouse services
Source: Distribution Center Management, January 2001
Bon Mots
“When you have 50,000 to 70,000 …

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April 1, 2001




Operations & Management: The ABCs of ABC Slotting

Old Glory implemented an ABC slotting program with the help of catalog management system Ecometry.
Warehouse management system reports can help you identify A, B, and C products
According to Oak Brook, IL-based trade group Warehousing and Education Research Council, …

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In News

April 1, 2001




It May Not Be the Economy, Stupid

The holiday shopping season prevented a number of consumer catalogers from feeling the economic malaise until the first quarter of 2001. Not all business-to-business mailers were as lucky, however. Three of the 14 publicly traded b-to-b and computer marketers tracked by Catalog …

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In News

April 1, 2001




PROMISES

E-fulfillment solutions allow companies engaged in direct-to-customer operations to handle the challenges of fulfillment over the Internet
Two Christmases ago, Nancy Simpson-Banker could not find the Pokemon Yellow Hint Book, a Christmas present for her youngest son, Dean. No one …

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In Channel Integration

April 1, 2001




Splitting the Tab

If you’ve asked a restaurant to split a check lately, you might be able to appreciate the new brand management strategy at Newco, the holding company for b-to-b catalogers Wilmar Industries and Barnett. Most restaurants, in this computer age, haven’t …

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April 1, 2001




LINE TAMING

It is essential to train staff consistently so that everyone gets the same message and performs each function exactly the same way
Staff members conducting inventory use ‘count books’ to mark the actual counts as they move from location to …

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April 1, 2001




*WAR GAMES

Would Waterloo have turned out differently if Napoleon had taken along a laptop? Perhaps not, but computer simulation models can serve as advanced tactical weapons — on or off the battlefield
When modern armies prepare for combat, they model their weapons …

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