April 3, 2001




Hanover Puts Three Catalogs On the Block

Weehawken, NJ—As its losses mount, multititle cataloger Hanover Direct (Amex: HNV) announced its intention to sell its upscale gifts and home decor catalog Gump’s by Mail, its men’s apparel titles International Male and Undergear, and its San Francisco-based …

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April 1, 2001




ALMOST THERE

THE JOURNEY to achieving supply chain efficiency may well remind you at times of that summer vacation from hell. You know, the one with the whole family packed into the station wagon, tires going flat when they roll over so …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

April 1, 2001




Electronic Catalog: The Key to Kiosks

The goal of in-store kiosks seems simple enough: Provide customers with access to the company’s Website to offer a value-added service and an increased merchandise selection. And after a slow start, the idea is catching on.
Many companies now realize …

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April 1, 2001




The Un-Union

MRO marketers Wilmar and Barnett merged last year — but don’t tell their customers
Six months ago, two of the biggest players in the MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) catalog market merged. And so far, probably not one of their catalog …

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April 1, 2001




BODY PARTS

The context from which measurements are taken determines their value
Scorecarding applications summarize and highlight data for quick analysis
If you owned a racing car, you would make sure your pit crew kept it in top running order. Every dial …

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

April 1, 2001




Operations & Management: Salary Survey

The grass may be greener on the other side — or not. But instead of speculating whether your peers at other companies are raking in more green than you, find out for sure what people in your field are actually making. …

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April 1, 2001




Seattle Earthquake Jolts Northwest Mailers

The earth moved in Seattle, and catalogers based in the area felt it. But most agree that damage from the Feb. 28 earthquake — measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale — could have been much worse.
“We were pretty lucky,” says Mike Foley, spokesperson …

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In Lists & Data - Business

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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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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