Opinion and Response

| MCM staff

A Gaffe of Biblical Proportions I would like to respond to your Backword item (Sell Me, Don’t Save Me, January issue) regarding our use of the Biblical

Storehouse: Stockpiling Stuff

| Rama Ramaswami

Retailers are working more closely with suppliers and customers to keep the right items in stock at the right time, reports a recent inventory management

RADIO ACTIVITY

| Larry Kahaner

Radio frequency has begun to revolutionize warehouse operations, and its application to truck fuel management is no exception. When fuel management systems

Orvis spruces up, launches spin-off

| MCM staff

Having been around since 1856, Manchester, VT-based Orvis could qualify as an antique. But to prove that it’s anything but dusty and dated, the cataloger/retailer

Sugar & Spice

| Linda Water Nelson

But is everything nice? Your multichannel customer service offerings need to be as splendidly complete and as thoroughly organized as Wolfgang Puck’s

opinion & response

| MCM staff

It’s the Savings, Stupid Whoever took the potshot at the Sierra Trading Post catalog in the January Backword (Sell Me, Don’t Save Me) was clever but uninformed.

Overstocks Not a Problem

| MCM staff

Fears that January would find catalog warehouses brimming with unsold merchandise have been mostly unfounded. Even San Francisco-based Rochester Big &

Flour Arrangement

| MCM staff

Rarely does everything come up roses in a warehouse expansion. Most likely, the bouquet of equipment, systems, and layouts that started out fresh and

Slim, Fast

| D. Douglas Graham

Few of us can remember the number of times we’ve resolved to lose weight, or the number of times we’ve gone off a diet. For companies, however, the current