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DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the government has launched sweeping initiatives to beef up supply chain security. It can be truly daunting

TIDBITS  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Happy returns As you gear up for the holidays, here’s a tip on returns handling from May’s Annual Catalog Conference. Use incentives to smooth the process,

Checking Up on Your Holiday Inventory  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Margery Weinstein

Friends and neighbors may be preparing their next barbecue and finalizing Labor Day plans, but for operations managers at consumer merchants, midsummer

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CARGO IS?  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By David Pluviose

The 2002 movie The Sum of All Fears based on the 1991 Tom Clancy novel of the same name depicts what is surely a supply chain manager’s worst nightmare:

Does RFID fit in?  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Want to learn precisely where RFID will fit into your operation? We highly recommend starting with an unusual new study from Forrester Research, How RFID

Aligning IT and operations  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

If yours is a systems-dependent operation and whose isn’t? you’re probably often frustrated by your IT department’s seeming inability to complete projects

Reducing shipping costs  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

We live in what may be dubbed, to use a clich, the Information Age. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s advice on your love life or products

Analyzing packaging costs  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Choosing cost-efficient packaging is a complicated process that involves consideration of far more than just the cost of the materials alone. Labor, assembly,

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.






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