April 1, 2001




from the editor’s files

THE ‘A’ LIST
Here are the top 5 trends in warehousing for 2001:
Continuing labor shortages Increased material handling automation Growth in e-fulfillment Greater integration of systems More diverse warehouse services
Source: Distribution Center Management, January 2001
Bon Mots
“When you have 50,000 to 70,000 …

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April 1, 2001




Operations & Management: The ABCs of ABC Slotting

Old Glory implemented an ABC slotting program with the help of catalog management system Ecometry.
Warehouse management system reports can help you identify A, B, and C products
According to Oak Brook, IL-based trade group Warehousing and Education Research Council, …

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In News

April 1, 2001




It May Not Be the Economy, Stupid

The holiday shopping season prevented a number of consumer catalogers from feeling the economic malaise until the first quarter of 2001. Not all business-to-business mailers were as lucky, however. Three of the 14 publicly traded b-to-b and computer marketers tracked by Catalog …

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In News

April 1, 2001




PROMISES

E-fulfillment solutions allow companies engaged in direct-to-customer operations to handle the challenges of fulfillment over the Internet
Two Christmases ago, Nancy Simpson-Banker could not find the Pokemon Yellow Hint Book, a Christmas present for her youngest son, Dean. No one …

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In Channel Integration

April 1, 2001




Splitting the Tab

If you’ve asked a restaurant to split a check lately, you might be able to appreciate the new brand management strategy at Newco, the holding company for b-to-b catalogers Wilmar Industries and Barnett. Most restaurants, in this computer age, haven’t …

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April 1, 2001




LINE TAMING

It is essential to train staff consistently so that everyone gets the same message and performs each function exactly the same way
Staff members conducting inventory use ‘count books’ to mark the actual counts as they move from location to …

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

April 1, 2001




*WAR GAMES

Would Waterloo have turned out differently if Napoleon had taken along a laptop? Perhaps not, but computer simulation models can serve as advanced tactical weapons — on or off the battlefield
When modern armies prepare for combat, they model their weapons …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

April 1, 2001




Small Catalog Forum: Getting Up the Capital Hill

In the best of times, small businesses have difficulty finding capital. In times of economic precariousness, such as today, the task is especially trying. Making matters worse for catalogers is a lack of understanding among most investors about the dynamics …

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March 27, 2001




MicroWarehouse to Fold Inmac Title

Norwalk, CT—CATALOG AGE has learned that $2.5 billion computer reseller MicroWarehouse will fold its networking products title Inmac into the flagship PC products catalog. Inmac dropped six times last year. The company’s other catalogs are Apple products book MacWarehouse …

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In News

March 27, 2001




MicroWarehouse to Fold Inmac Title

Norwalk, CT—CATALOG AGE has learned that $2.5 billion computer reseller Micro Warehouse will fold its networking products catalog title Inmac, which dropped six times last year, into its flagship PC products. The company’s other titles are Mac products book MacWarehouse …

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