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short takes  Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Plug and Play? Not yet, although retailers wish they could. Ideally, a customer would be able to buy anything from anywhere – a brick-and-mortar store,

short takes  Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Steppin’ Out You can never be too rich or too thin – or, it seems, outsource too much. For those who believed the fad would pass, a new report, “Outsourcing

short takes  Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

When Worlds Collide If you’re at all involved in e-commerce, chances are that you’ll need to negotiate with foreign customers or set up operations abroad

short takes  Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Outsourcing takes off; systems integration lags; international expansion picks up the paceThree’s Company What do you do when you have too much to do?

MANUAL LABOR  Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

In most distribution facilities, `hands-on’ means just that, and labor retention is more urgent than technology upgrades. The results of our comprehensive

The Inner Child  Nov 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

As I began writing what was going to be an editorial on management style, I came across an article in The Industry Standard (Oct. 30) reporting that dot.com

MICHAEL B. BARRETT  Nov 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

What got you started in distribution?My family ran cut-and-sew factories, and I started working there when I was 15, cleaning toilets and working summers.

introduction  Oct 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Then and Now As we enter the second millennium, it is fitting to dust off an old classic: Fenvessy on Fulfillment: The Catalog Executive’s Guide, a manual

Outward Bound  Oct 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Every April, it’s travel time for the editors of Operations & Fulfillment. That’s when we scurry around the country visiting five trade shows in four

short takes  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Customers First Like just about every other industry today, the third-party logistics (3PL) business has become keenly aware of the importance of keeping

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