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Give and Take  Feb 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Ron Hounsell

Like so many issues in the logistics and distribution industry, many small improvements to gain flexibility are often the best path to the greatest benefit.

3PLs Upgrade, Become 4PLs  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In a move certain to raise the stakes in the world of logistics outsourcing, 3PLs have announced their intention to become 4PLs in the near future. Outsourcing

Opinion and Response  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Kudos for Co-op Story December’s article Re-evaluating Co-op Database Options was excellent. The article covered a complicated topic involving black box

Hello, Dolly!  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

BARBIE MAY BE OVER 40, but she’s still feisty. The iconic doll from Mattel Inc. reigns supreme as the most popular toy for girls this holiday season.

Productivity Countdown  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

Industrial engineers commonly assume a maximum productivity rate of two-thirds in the absence of measurable labor standards. As an initial segment of

Measuring Efficiency  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Supply chain efficiency may be hard to measure, but claims for the benefits of upgrading or completely revamping supply chain management IT systems abound.

Pick the Best  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Ron Hounsell

Periodically, almost every operation is faced with the task of needing to revamp its picking methods. Common goals for a picking process revision are

Fresh Roast  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

MEET PAUL RALSTON, president and roastmaster of Vermont Coffee Company, an artisan coffee business operating out of a small industrial building down by

Advances in Bar Coding  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By MCM staff

All the talk about radio frequency identification technology makes it easy to believe that traditional bar codes are on their last legs. Not so, according

Chain Reaction  Jan 01, 2004 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

STRETCH YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN MUSCLES! U.S. Manufacturers’ 2004 Supply Chain Mandate, a report from Forrester Research Inc., advises companies looking to






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