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

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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

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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In Uncategorized

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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In Channel Integration

September 1, 2000




MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Skittish second quarter M&A activity up just slightly Mergers and acquisitions activity was nearly as subdued during the second quarter of the year as in the first. Just 11 deals involving print or online catalogers were completed in April, May, …

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