July 1, 2001




California’s Energy Crisis Zaps Mailers

Imagine a typical day at work. Your warehouse employees are unloading the most recent shipment of widgets. In the call center, headset-bedecked phone reps are feverishly inputting orders. At the same time, your art director is designing the next issue …

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July 1, 2001




NEW LISTS

DOMESTIC TRAVELER DATABASE
The Domestic Traveler Database has names and home addresses of more than 1 million people who love to travel on a regular basis. These consumers have filled out a survey expressing their interest in travel and in receiving …

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July 1, 2001




FYI: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

A feminine mystique pervades the workforce. According to research from Brandweek and The Network of City Business Journals, women bring in at least 50% of U.S. house-hold income, own 40% of all U.S. small businesses, and are expected to account …

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July 1, 2001




FYI: FULFILLMENT: A SONNET

Demand arises early, a prospect to a vendor; Relentless hunger gnawing at its rest, The warehouse glitters brightly, replete with trinkets’ splendor, Replenished, counted, clean, its tidy best. By noon the buyer’s guesses hit the totes, And skate wheels sing …

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July 1, 2001




Catalog Copy: Actives vs. Passives, Technique vs. Salesmanship

When a critic lumps Web copy and e-mail in the same pudding, he or she parallels the chef who puts chocolate sauce on a steak. The two are parallel only in their use of cyberspace. ▪ The difference is obvious: A …

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July 1, 2001




Annual Catalog Awards and I.Merchant Awards

The 16th Annual Catalog Awards and the Second Annual I.Merchant Awards were distributed on June 6 at the Annual Catalog Conference in Boston. Profiles of the winners will appear in the September issue. In the meantime, below is a complete …

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July 1, 2001




Getting Personal with Jean O. Geismann

Jean O. Giesmann is vice president of creative services for Madison, VA-based Plow & Hearth, a cataloger of “products for country living.”
Where did you grow up? Boston.
What was your first job out of college?
Driving transit buses.
Which catalogs …

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July 1, 2001




Have It Your Way

Instead of having to fumble through layers of pre-designed computer interfaces, you can now customize your warehouse inventory control interface to give you access to the functions you use the most. This customizable toolbar is part of the new FastPic4 …

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July 1, 2001




Nightmare on Main Street

Best fits will meet 70%-80% of your needs before modification
Here’s an operations and fulfillment professional’s nightmare: After months of research and a mega-monetary investment, instead of providing improved efficiency, your new software system delivers limited functionality, unexpected costs, and …

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July 1, 2001




HOUSE CALL

If different tasks proceed at different rates, try to arrange work steps so that the faster process is executed before the slower one
If your WMS is building carts, investigate basing the process on cubic capacity rather than on a …

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