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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

Nouveau Niche  Nov 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

When Barnes & Noble, the national book chain, decided to offer same-day delivery in Manhattan for customers who ordered through its e-commerce site, it

Patch or Scratch?  Jun 01, 2004 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

When Steve Bolin gets to work each day, he has the usual sorts of duties and assignments to handle. But Bolin, facilities director for the DC of business

Got that sinking feeling? Jeff Siegel explains how to contain international shipping costs  Feb 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

Roberto Milk knows first-hand the trials and tribulations of trying to keep high shipping charges at bay. He is the CEO of Novica.com, which ships arts,

Brand-New Bag  Sep 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

THREE YEARS AGO, Crate & Barrel executives knew they had to find a better way to pack the items they shipped to their distribution centers and to customers.

CHANNEL XING  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

The time: Four years ago. The familiar opening theme to that TV chestnut, Mission: Impossible, is heard, as our hero pushes the button on a tiny cassette

TraceElements  May 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

But there may be no need to pay such close attention THE POSSIBILITIES are intriguing. Wonder where the merchandise from the factory in China is as it

A WINNING Combination  Mar 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

Three years ago, when Circuit City was puzzling over how to set up its e-commerce fulfillment system, the electronics retailer could have gone in any

Two by Two  Dec 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

One company designs and manufactures auto parts. Two more are in the book business. A third and a fourth sell off others’ excess inventory. What they

Climate Control  Aug 01, 2002 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

Robert Angstadt remembers the old days. The faxes containing orders would stack up at the West Coast warehouse, waiting for a clerk to come in at 9 a.m.

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