Rama Ramaswami

Holiday Sales Outlook: The Pundits Say…

| Rama Ramaswami

With gas prices and consumer confidence being what they are, it’s unlikely that merchants are expecting bountiful sales growth this year, and industry experts now confirm that they won’t get it.

DC equipment: no surprises

| Rama Ramaswami

Although distribution centers have made quantum leaps in technology during the past few years, their material handling equipment has remained pretty much

Uncommon measures

| Rama Ramaswami

Benchmarks are a longstanding staple of warehousing, used to measure everything from employee performance to daily shipments. But they’re not always standard,

Hershey Foods’ DC design

| Rama Ramaswami

When Hershey Foods Corp. (HFC) decided to build a new mega-distribution center near its Pennsylvania manufacturing plant a few years ago, the mammoth