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

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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February 1, 2003




Data Tech: The Case for Database Marketing

One would think that the catalog industry would be awash with database marketing success stories. But co-ops notwithstanding, few of the major database marketing service bureaus have a significant roster of catalog clients. Those that do serve one or two …

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February 1, 2003




Catalog Analysis: Understanding Catalog Financial Models

Given that number crunching is a core competency of any cataloger and Internet marketer, I believe that all employees in a catalog company should have a reasonable understanding of what drives financial success and how the numbers work in a …

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February 1, 2003




Go With the Flow

When I ask the “how” question about improving product flow, my mind immediately breaks the matter into three parts (acquisition, storage and handling, and disposition), the first and third of which seem fairly irrelevant at the start. My second thought …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

February 1, 2003




Short Takes: Shrink-Wrapped

Warehouse network contraction and expansion are a way to restructure to meet the demands of the economy, and current restructuring has a definite vector toward contraction. Warehousing Education and Research Council surveys conducted in 1993, 1998, and 2002 show that the size of …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

February 1, 2003




O+F Then and Now: Take the Simple Managerial Approach

DESPITE HIS ABUNDANT KNOWLEDGE of avant-garde technology and processes, today’s warehouse manager isn’t all that different from his predecessors. His priorities include the age-old concern of just how to get it all done. Consider these statements:
“I think technology can …

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February 1, 2003




New Pig Nearly Burned by Fire

When a fire destroyed one of New Pig’s three buildings on its Tipton, PA, campus this past Halloween, the manufacturer/marketer of industrial cleanup supplies lost its main warehouse, along with all the inventory stored there, and its call center. …

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