September 1, 2002




Stop the Clock!

A person’s mettle is measured by what he or she undertakes and values during lean times. Historians may well say of the Internal Nineties that the mistakes we made then were (1) focusing on a “U.S.-only” view of the …

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September 1, 2002




New Web Catalogs

Made in the Hudson Valley
Tarrytown, NY-based Made in the Hudson Valley sells exactly what you’d expect: more than 200 items from merchants in New York’s Hudson Valley. Products include farmstead cheeses, gourmet tarts, blown glass, pottery, and photographs.
President Leslie …

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September 1, 2002




SHIP of TOOLS

Any port may suffice in a storm, but a successful captain will avoid bad weather whenever possible and carry the necessary tools to keep everything sailing smoothly. Such an approach to shipping can bring significant benefits to the larger enterprise. …

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September 1, 2002




Fastenal Speeds Up Its Production Cycle

For nearly 15 years, industrial and construction supplies marketer Fastenal has manually updated its annual Big Blue catalog. But the ballooning page count of the Winona, MN-based cataloger’s book — reaching 1,800 pages this year — meant that inputting the vast amounts of pricing, …

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September 1, 2002




On the Money

Money has its uses, but some things are, well, priceless. Firmly in that category is “Warehousing Salaries and Wages: 2002 Data,” a brand-new report from the Warehousing Education and Research Council. Conducted for WERC by Leever Research Services, the study more …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Children’s Products: Hanna Andersson, Holiday 2001

The marketing concept of family wear, with coordinating outfits for parents and their children, is “unique positioning, and the catalog is executed to make it work,” said one judge about the Hanna Andersson apparel catalog. Said another, “This catalog screams ‘…

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Industrial Supplies: New Pig, The Big Pigalog 2002

From the front cover it’s clear that New Pig’s “Pigalog” is no ordinary industrial supplies catalog. What does a closeup of an adorable piglet have to do with cleaning equipment? Not much. But while the front cover may not work …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Sporting Goods: Orvis, The Sporting Tradition, Fall 2001

“One look at the photos in this catalog and you know what real hunters wear,” said a judge about Orvis’s Sporting Tradition catalog. The spectacular photography is just one indicator that Orvis knows its customers and how to meet their …

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September 1, 2002




Cyber Potholes

A couple of years ago, when you needed to gather facts and figures to help you choose a warehouse management system, your major sources of information were: (1) peer networking; (2) industry analysis; (3) trade shows; (4) consultants; and (5) Internet searches.
Today, the Internet …

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September 1, 2002




People News

Jim Bromley was named president of Nordstrom’s catalog and Internet division. Bromley, who joined the Seattle-based company two years ago, was previously the direct division’s executive vice president/chief financial officer. Nordstrom recently changed the name of the division from …

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