June 1, 2002




hard labor

You’re imprisoned in a small cubicle. You’re wearing a headset. Your phone rings constantly, and you’ve no choice but to answer it. You’re watched, compared, clocked, and recorded all day long. You might, if you’re lucky, make more than the …

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June 1, 2002




USPS Transformation Plan Sets the Stage for Reform

Postmaster General Jack Potter’s heavily publicized transformation plan for the U.S. Postal Service has met with mostly positive reviews from postal watchdogs.
Announced in April, the plan calls for the USPS to be privatized, restructured, or transformed into a …

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June 1, 2002




J. Crew President Out, 100 Laid Off

In a terse May 1 press release, J. Crew Group reported that CEO Mark Sarvary left the company that day “by mutual agreement.” But Sarvary’s departure was apparently one of many: The New York Post, quoting an unnamed source, reported that 100 …

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June 1, 2002




BETTER TRACTION

Everyone knows that old joke about why the supply chain rooster crossed the road, right? Well, now that the rooster has made it to the other side, the interesting question becomes, “How did he get there?” And the answer is, …

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June 1, 2002




Trade Secrets

Although over half of the warehouses in the U.S. are privately run, their operations remain largely a mystery. Some clues, however, have been unmasked by the Warehousing Education and Research Council. In a recent study, “Private Warehousing: A Snapshot,” …

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June 1, 2002




Strong Medicine

Last September’s attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, produced a strong and continuing consensus about the need for a heightened state of security in every conceivable sector.
Naturally, no link in the global supply chain wants to be …

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June 1, 2002




Guts and Online Glory

A wise merchant understands his customer and the evolution of that customer base while having a clear perception of his product and the positioning of his brand.
Of course, it’s difficult to develop this skill set by training alone. A …

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June 1, 2002




Small Catalogs Forum: Adopting an Untapped Niche

Although Laurie Wallmark has never adopted a child, she adopted the notion that there was an unfilled need for information on the subject of adoption. That’s why Wallmark 12 years ago founded Ringoes, NJ-based Tapestry Books, a cataloger of books for …

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June 1, 2002




Crutchfield Soups Up Its Product Line

Car stereo equipment accounts for half of Crutchfield Corp.’s $192 million in annual sales. So it’s not too surprising that the consumer electronics cataloger has expanded into the auto accessories market. Its latest catalog, which mailed April 28, includes a 16-page …

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June 1, 2002




The Search Is On…

Van Dyke’s Restorers is pretty happy with the results of its site redesign. With a 450% increase in traffic within three months and a 500% leap in revenue, why wouldn’t the Woonsocket, SD-based cataloger be happy? What’s more, the redesign didn’t involve …

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