Monday, February 27, 2012


Now I am sure most of you ahve at least heard of "Undercover Boss" that airs on CBS now on Friday nights at 8PM EST.  If you have not, here is a little about the show...

Each week, the two-time Emmy Award nominated UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering and rewarding the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

Now I love this show cause it makes CEOs aware of the smaller guy who is the heart of a company in my opinion.  And yes, I have to admit that I have even cried at some of the stories from some of the employees of the companies.  I think this show is great that is connects the CEO in such a unique way to his employees.

Now I am not sure how many of you know Oriental Trading, but I love their catalogs and products.  I really love the fact that they over bulk products.  This makes it so great for birthday parties and Vacation Bible School and teachers to be able to get enough product for an affordable price.  Well, I am super excited to announce that their CEO ( Sam Taylor - shown below ) will be on an upcoming episode of Undercover Boss airing on March 9th.

Now this is a huge episode for a few reasons.  First Oriental Trading is the first E-commerce/catalog retailer to be featured on the program, as well as the first company from Nebraska. This is also the first time all of the front-line jobs highlighted in the show occur within the same facility.  Now how impressive is that.  Here is a little more about Oriental Trading...

About Oriental Trading CompanyOriental Trading Company is the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies and one of the Top 20 Online Retailers for Customer Satisfaction, Oriental Trading Company employs approximately 2,000 employees and offers more than 30,000 products to individuals, teachers, schools, churches, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. From pink flamingos, party supplies and wedding favors to holiday decorations, beading supplies, and crafts, Oriental Trading Company makes the world more fun.

Situated on a 120 acre parcel, the company’s world-class fulfillment center boasts the capacity to house over 100 million items, contains over four miles of conveyors, and utilizes a specialized tilt tray sorter which travels at a speed of 415 feet per minute and processes over 40,000 units per hour. The sorter is the fastest of its kind in North America, and the fulfillment center ranks among the top five in the U.S. for unit volume shipped out of a single facility. Driven by technology investments and talented employees, Oriental Trading maintains a 99.8% on-time delivery rate and 99.9% unit accuracy.

Now I am going to be lucky enough to get to do a review of the whole process of ordering and receiving products from Oriental Trading in the very near future.  So please be sure to keep an eye out for that.  Also I will  keep you reminded of the upcoming episode in about 2 weeks .  So if you have DVR set it now - MARCH 9th at  8 PM EST on your local CBS channel

Be sure to like Oriental Trading on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  Also there will be a hashtag associated with the upcoming episode #OtcBoss so be sure to share your thoughts about the show by using it. 

And keep an eye out for my upcoming review!

1 comment:

  1. I have watched the undercover boss and it is fun to see everyone's reactions! Thanks for the information on this company. Rita Spratlen