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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

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

Bricks Aid Clicks  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

IN THE DAYS when the Web grocery business produced spectacular flops like Webvan, the South African grocery Pick ‘n Pay began developing its business

Tell Them What’s Wrong  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Liz Kislik

YOU CAN’T EXPECT ANY WORKER to change an unsuccessful behavior unless you tell him what he’s doing wrong and how to fix it. But most people avoid giving

Born Again  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

Can it really be only five years since online consumers were first identified? Forrester Research Inc. claims first to have defined this creature in a

Opinion and Response  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

HAVING HIS SAY Beware Divine Followers Roman Martynenko, chief financial officer of San Francisco-based Web services provider Ecofabric, on the continuing

Crime Does Pay  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

Sick of working yourself to the bone just to keep your demanding customers happy? Tired of worrying about budgets and margins and inventory turns? Maybe

Dirty Laundry Comes Clean  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By David Pluviose

The subject of retail returns is big, messy, and embarrassing enough that retailers tend to keep quiet about it. Logistics executives toss around words

Patterson Buys into New Market  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Who says there are no new lands left to conquer? Certainly not St. Paul, MN-based Patterson Dental Co. In August the cataloger of dental and veterinary

Project Post-mortem  Oct 01, 2003 9:30 PM By JUDSON A. PUTERBAUGH

Here’s an all-too-familiar scenario: A project team spends six months of late nights and cold pizza working to go live with a new system. Then the go






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