Rama Ramaswami

Warehousing Construction, Occupancy Expanded in 2004, Report Says

| Rama Ramaswami

Commercial warehousing facilities have been in a slump for a few years, but the market is on the upswing, according to year-end surveys conducted by ProLogis, a global distribution solutions provider. During the second half of 2004, newly started bulk distribution and warehouse projects expanded. In the nation

Aligning IT and operations

| Rama Ramaswami

If yours is a systems-dependent operation and whose isn’t? you’re probably often frustrated by your IT department’s seeming inability to complete projects

Does RFID fit in?

| Rama Ramaswami

Want to learn precisely where RFID will fit into your operation? We highly recommend starting with an unusual new study from Forrester Research, How RFID

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

| Rama Ramaswami

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the government has launched sweeping initiatives to beef up supply chain security. It can be truly daunting

Primer

| Rama Ramaswami

Even if you’re a devoted fan of peanuts, it’s difficult to run an operation without paying attention to other types of packaging. Here are some of the

Reducing shipping costs

| Rama Ramaswami

We live in what may be dubbed, to use a clich, the Information Age. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s advice on your love life or products

The USPS Rate Case: Insider Tips to Control Shipping Costs

| Rama Ramaswami

Parcel shippers often quip that a postal rate increase every year is as inevitable as death and taxes. But unlike death, which has no gradations, a rate hike can range from minor to exorbitant. As rate increases go, the U.S. Postal Service’s flat 5.4% increase, proposed in the 2006 rate case the USPS filed on April 8, appears to be moderate enough for most shippers to handle.

A toast to wineries

| Rama Ramaswami

Vintners, rejoice: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month to strike down laws in Michigan and New York that banned out-of-state wineries from selling