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Moving Forward in Reverse  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Jeff Kline

LAST JUNE FEDEX GROUND EXPANDED its return options for catalog and online retailers by introducing a new Consolidated Return Service. This service targets

Operations and Management: Seven Tips for Better Picking and Packing  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

According to a catalog operations maxim, when it comes to picking and packing orders, the best-handled product is the least-handled product. Simply put,

Savings Banked  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Ten years of miracle-managing your DC, and they still expect you to find ways to cut costs! It’s October, the first holiday book has dropped, and you

Cotton Picking  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

RATIONALES FOR OUTSOURCING fulfillment usually boil down to three. When a company wants to do business beyond its traditional operating radius, outsourcing

As Good as It Gets  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Jeff Morris

Let’s say you’re in the market for a computer and walk into a Best Buy, Circuit City, or Office Depot store. Chances are, you’ll find the most popular

Sex and the City  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

FREEBIES LIKE RUBIK’S CUBES, T-shirts, mugs, and Godiva chocolates adorned the tables. At least ten different desserts beckoned. People ate as they milled

Higher Standard  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

The Robert Bosch Group’s outsourcing relationship with third-party logistics provider Standard Integrated Logistics Corporation of Columbia, SC, has netted

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

Since the end of the boom, the U.S. economy has often seemed stuck in a kind of limbo not quite sick, yet not quite well either. It’s a condition that

A Defining Moment  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

This year’s annual conference of the Council of Logistics Management, held in Chicago, witnessed a milestone in the history of logistics and supply chain

The Not-So-Chic Customer  Nov 01, 2003 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Stereotypes have their uses. Where would we be, for instance, without the parcel or the order size? It’s a little riskier, though, to pigeonhole customers.






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