December 1, 2002




Ho, Ho, Ho!

Santa’s not the only one making a list of who’s naughty and who’s nice. While trying to complete my holiday shopping without stepping foot in a store, I devised my own file of catalogers who deserve lumps of coal and …

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December 1, 2002




Critical Issues Roundtable: Not Sleepless in Seattle

It’s a scary world out there for catalogers. In addition to the economic doldrums with which all marketers have to contend, mailers have to worry about postage hikes, paper quality, and margin erosion, among other issues. Yet the five executives …

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December 1, 2002




It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

This fall’s West Coast port dispute has made retailers justifiably nervous about whether this supply chain link will hold for the holiday season.
For instance, baseball fans missed out on 57,000 promotional cameras for attendees at the World Series in October. …

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December 1, 2002




Keeping Content in Context

First-time visitors to the Website of teen apparel cataloger Alloy can be forgiven for confusing it with sites for magazines such as Seventeen and Elle Girl. After all, the 1 million 12- to 18-year-olds who visit every month can check their …

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December 1, 2002




Pay as You Go

OrderMotion from Transaction Smartware Inc. is a fully functional order management system with essential inventory management and fulfillment capabilities. The big story is that OrderMotion is available only on an application service provider basis.
In most cases, including this one, …

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December 1, 2002




Lipstick on a Pig

Although the costs of an inaccurate inventory can be immense, they are also difficult to quantify. And in all too many cases, making the effort of cycle counting can seem like putting lipstick on a pig. The best cycle-counting program …

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December 1, 2002




Two by Two

One company designs and manufactures auto parts. Two more are in the book business. A third and a fourth sell off others’ excess inventory. What they have in common is the way they approach their business, and in this they …

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In B2B, Inventory

November 25, 2002




West Coast dockworkers, shippers reach tentative agreement

Good news for marketers: The West Coast dock workers and The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative six-year contract agreement on Nov. 24. The agreement, if ratified, will end the labor dispute that closed the West Coast ports for 10 days …

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November 20, 2002




Port lockout problems not over yet

The West Coast port lockout may be over, but the resulting backlog of containers could hurt marketers throughout the holiday season.
Among the company presidents and CEOs surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NR), 38.9% expect a shortage of merchandise this …

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November 4, 2002




NewRoads acquires APL Direct

NewRoads,
a provider of fulfillment and customer care services, has acquired Hebron, KY-based APL Direct Logistics, the consumer direct fulfillment division of APL Logistics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition of APL Direct and its 300,000-sq.-ft. …

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