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PEANUTS RULE?  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

Five years ago Emory University physics professor Sidney Perkowitz estimated in his book Universal Foam that each year enough packing peanuts are manufactured

Choosing Your Database Technology: Inhouse or Service Bureau?  Jun 27, 2005 8:23 PM By Larry Daniel

Many companies have invested large amounts

The USPS Rate Case: Insider Tips to Control Shipping Costs  Jun 02, 2005 12:31 AM By 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.

RFID: Are We There Yet?  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

As a kid, you asked Are we there yet? over and over during long trips in the family car. The parental answer was usually a vague platitude designed to

PCI Pain  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

To protect against identity theft and security breaches, Visa and MasterCard have joined forces to enact stringent credit-card security requirements The

Some Like It HOT  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

We tend to think of evolution as a straight-line climb out of the swamp and into Starbucks. But sometimes it doesn’t quite work out that way. Six hundred

LEAVING HOME  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Three days after Valentine’s Day, in the middle of a typical New England winter, The Boston Globe reached out and punched many of us Vermonters in the

7 sure-fire ways to improve packaging  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Whether you use automated or manual packing methods, making your package stand out from the crowd is a key concern for both merchants and packaging engineers.

UPS to Buy Overnite  May 19, 2005 4:04 AM By John Fischer

United Parcel Service is buying Richmond, VA-based Overnite Corp for $1.25 billion. The acquisition will enable UPS to expand its ground freight services in North America

Back-end benchmarks  May 15, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Every couple of years, we find that we have to revise our for benchmarks. Order fulfillment practices change far more rapidly today than they did even






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