The Late Show

| David Pluviose

Once again, a number of e-tailers took orders from consumers during this past holiday season and did not deliver as promised. Research firm Bizmetric’s

ALMOST THERE

| Doris Kilbane

THE JOURNEY to achieving supply chain efficiency may well remind you at times of that summer vacation from hell. You know, the one with the whole family

WELL DEFINED

| Tom Stute

Estimation Sampling: A mini physical inventory involving 5% to 10% of products. Standard receiving and shipping cut-offs remain. The results are used

CURTAIN CALL

| Rama Ramaswami

One of the yardsticks of success in the trade magazine business is the extent to which publications like O&F support and cover industry events.

PC Connection to Lay Off 125

| Paul Miller

Merrimack, NH–PC Connection, a $1.45 billion computer cataloger, said on March 28 that it was eliminating 125 jobs, or 7.5% of its workforce, taking

Topless Towers

| MCM staff

Now that President Bush has made it OK to mention matters of faith in public, maybe it’s time to sermonize a bit and denounce pride. Medieval Christian

To Catch a Thief

| Martin Dolphin

Alarming statistics abound on the prevalence of security breaches. A survey released in 2000 by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and the FBI reveals

The Cybercritic: Chef Direct

| MCM staff

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Explorer 5.0 (www.chefdirect.com) Chef Direct promises Wholesale prices direct to you! but the site needs to deliver a little

MANY (unhappy) RETURNS

| MCM staff

Ever think trying to return something to an online retailer is just not worth the trouble? You’re not alone. In a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers,