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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

DIMensional Precision  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

It’s not just for carry-on luggage any more size and weight restrictions are getting tighter everywhere. Recent changes by major freight carriers to the

Weights and Measures  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

A SPEAKER AT A RECENT CONFERENCE described a benchmarking survey that his research firm had sent to leading retailers. At over 75 pages in length, and

HISTORY LESSON  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

THE STATISTICS seem to bear out the headlines. Capital spending has increased after two years of recession, and companies up and down the supply chain

Analyze This  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Null hypotheses and chi-squared tests may seem like relics of your college days, but you can’t afford to bury them if accurate organizational measurement

Service Call  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Ideally, Customer Service Day (if there were such a thing) would be every day. But sadly, it would, if instituted now, come around with the same frequency

Overstock.com Subject of FTC Inquiry  Feb 14, 2005 2:12 AM By John Fischer

Online discounter Overstock.com reported that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an inquiry into the company

The Store Fantastic  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

This month’s somber cover reflects the state of call centers today, but it also highlights their evolution into something rich and strange. Much the same

Installing Speech Recognition Technology in the Warehouse  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Ron Hounsell

Why not do it? This kind of talk is a sign of the times. As recently as two or three years ago, fulfillment and distribution executives were still asking

FAST COMPANY  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Thomas G. Dolan

Back in the day, an order entry operator took an order over the phone and laboriously keyed in all the information into a computer. Not any more, thanks

Over and Out  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

YOU KNOW THE STATISTICS, but you never thought it could happen to you. You’ve lost your job. Don’t panic, advises outplacement pro Harry Dahlstrom in






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