May 1, 2001




Forerunner’s IF/SO

Users say that IF/SO is straightforward and easy to learn
In the direct-to-customer business, efficient inventory management is the key to customer satisfaction, cost containment, and ultimately, profits.
The Inventory Forecasting and Stock Optimizer (IF/SO) from Forerunner Systems, …

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May 1, 2001




THE RIGHT MODELER FOR THE JOB

In addition to selecting a modeler who will take a creative approach, you should seek a person who will be a teammate in the creative development process. While the modeler has the industry and modeling knowledge, you need to communicate …

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May 1, 2001




List Watch: Getting What You Paid For

Children’s Wear Digest had been renting a particular list regularly for several years. But then over the course of a year, results from the list went from effective to dismal.
The Richmond, VA-based children’s apparel mailer had ordered the names …

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May 1, 2001




Electronic Catalog: Census Releases First E-commerce Report

One-half of 1% of all retail sales in 1999 were conducted on the Internet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s first-ever report on e-commerce, released in March. The report also found that business-to-business transactions accounted for more than 90% of all online …

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May 1, 2001




Operations and Management: Low-Tech Inventory Control

Even if you don’t have the resources of an Office Depot or a Lands’ End, you can still improve your inventory flow and better communicate with vendors.
Try developing staged shipping commitments — having vendors deliver goods at prescheduled, staggered stages, …

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May 1, 2001




Scenarios

Case 1: Do It Yourself
In this scenario, you are in a fast-paced facility development mode, hold an excellent cash position as well as dependable capital resources, and require a 1.1 million-square-foot facility. You decide to act on your own behalf as …

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May 1, 2001




Foot and Mouth Means No Photo Ops

Macedonia, OH-based Creative Irish Gifts doesn’t sell much in the way of leather. Nonetheless, foot and mouth disease poses a creative problem for the gifts cataloger. “I travel to Ireland about every two years to take scenic photos for the …

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May 1, 2001




ALL IN THE FAMILY

When the holiday season draws near, magazines dispense healthy doses of advice on how to survive family gatherings. Clearly, these are hugely stressful events. Most of us have to endure them for only a couple of weeks (mercifully), but just …

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April 27, 2001




USPS May Spread 15% Rate Hike Over Three Years

Washington–The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service may scrap its plans for a flat rate increase of up to 15% next year for one that would still raise rates by the amount–but over a three-year period.
Postal officials have been floating the …

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April 26, 2001




USPS Management Formally Proposes a July 1 Postage Hike

Washington—USPS management formally announced on April 25 that it will recommend that its Board of Governors (BOG) raise rates across the board—excluding first class—by 3%, effective July 1, CATALOG AGE has learned. The announcement was made during the Mailers Technical …

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