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Out of service  Dec 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

When customer service pundit Ron Willingham decided to buy a TV set, he expected the process to be fairly straightforward. As head of Integrity Systems,

Benefits perk up  Dec 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Workplace perks such as generous benefits programs all but vanished in the lean years of the recent past. But now that the economy is strengthening, more

RFID Rx  Dec 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Like good household help, a good RFID provider is hard to find. And even if you manage to turn up one that seems suitable, the technology’s newness makes

Made to Order  Dec 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Ron Hounsell

What do you mean, Acme is costing me money? asked Rusty, CEO of AAA Widgets Corp. His old friend Woody smiled. Sure, Acme is one of your oldest and most

UPS Announces 2006 Rate Hikes  Nov 22, 2005 4:17 AM By John Fischer

United Parcel Service announced rate hikes for most of its U.S. small-package services, effective Jan. 2. The new rates include a 3.9% increase in commercial ground services and a 5.5% increase in air and international services.

Budgeting for Facility Upgrades  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Allocating sufficient resources to fund a distribution center move or expansion is a momentous undertaking that requires months of meticulous planning,

DC equipment: no surprises  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

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

Well preserved  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Michael V. Brown

It’s one thing to buy the best material handling equipment available, but quite another to keep it in shape. Few operations managers have the time to

Second language  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Margery Weinstein

Giving your customers the option of placing orders in a language other than English can be a great way of tapping a new market. But if you don’t do it

Uncommon measures  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By 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,






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