December 1, 2001




Honey, I Shrunk the Dot

There is the real world, and there is the electronic world. Tech shop findtheDOT, Inc., based in Oakland, CA, offers a technology designed to connect the two. The company has developed a device called a power dot, about the size …

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December 1, 2001




NOW HEAR THIS

HE STRAPS ON A SMALL WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, adjusts a headset, and he’s off. Is he a salesman setting out on a road trip in a state that prohibits hand-held cell phones? Or perhaps a back-up singer for Madonna’s next tour? …

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December 1, 2001




DOLLARS & SENSE

Months before the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, the direct-to-customer business was performing erratically. Afterward, all bets were off. For many merchants, weathering the next several months with as few losses as possible will be the key to survival. So take …

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December 1, 2001




The Whole Shebang

When you finally make logistics VP, you have it all — and you get to do it all. In its 2001 survey of career patterns in logistics, The Ohio State University reports that senior logistics execs at companies from 18 industries are responsible …

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November 12, 2001




Amazon.com Invests in CatalogCity Parent Company

Seattle–On Nov. 9, online bookseller Amazon.com made a $5 million investment in Altura International, the parent firm of the CatalogCity.com catalog Website. In the transaction, Amazon issued 717,316 common shares with $6.97 each to buy its stake in Altura, but the e-commerce …

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November 1, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Catalogers Lend a Hand

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resulted in massive destruction, but the tragic events also produced a massive, perhaps even unprecedented, outpouring of help. Within days, catalogers large and small had started donating goods and funds to the relief efforts.
Marketers as …

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November 1, 2001




GETTING CREATIVE: Advice from the pros

THE CONSULTANTS
Rick Binger is owner/principal and Camberly Moller is account manager of San Francisco-based catalog design and marketing firm Binger Catalog Marketing.
Mark H. Courtney is the president of marketing and communication design firm Courtney & Co., based in …

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November 1, 2001




Profile: BILL MONK

Director of Logistics Nordstrom.com
How long have you been in logistics?
I didn’t go to school for it. I was a paperboy for nine years, and I always tried to find a better route. I went to a liberal …

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November 1, 2001




Short Takes: Bargain Aisle

Low-cost, low-tech, and conservative are still the watchwords in most distribution centers when it comes to investing in material handling equipment. In a recent survey of material handling executives, 48% of the respondents say they have a budget of less than $100,000 …

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November 1, 2001




Operations and Management: Conserving Energy in the DC

You may have already cut your distribution center (DC) costs by switching to less-expensive packaging or installing a more efficient conveyor system. But you may have overlooked trying to reduce your energy bills.
According to The Guide to Energy Management …

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