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Buy Smart and Avoid Excess Inventory  Nov 08, 2006 8:52 PM By Dan Kaplan

Many companies are surprised when they find excess stock of fast moving items during a physical inventory. After getting over the initial surprise, they shrug their shoulders and say:

The Ins and Outs of World-Class Order Selection  Nov 08, 2006 8:48 PM By Sam Flanders

You don’t always have to spend a lot of money on a new piece of automaton or software to save significantly in your order selection operation. In fact, many costly systems rely on one or more of the very same process changes we’ll discuss here. By deploying one or more of these ideas, you can sometimes dramatically increase your labor efficiency (by 50% or more) and do it without any substantial risk or expense.

R.R. Donnelley to Buy Banta for $1.3 Billion  Nov 02, 2006 3:59 AM By Jim Tierney

Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons, the largest printer in North America, agreed on Oct. 31 to buy Menasha, WI-based printer Banta Corp. for $1.3 billion in cash.

Getting a read on operations  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Eric Cohen is the vice president of operations and merchandise planning for Delray Beach, FL-based Levenger, which describes itself as selling tools for

LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHOCOLATES MOVING TO GREENER PASTURES  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Lake Champlain Chocolates was scheduled in October to move its packaging, warehousing, and shipping divisions into a building down the street from its

Now listen to this  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

For the past three years Corporate Express, a $4.6 billion supplier of office products, has relied on voice-directed technology to drive its unit-picking

Juggling Web AND Phone Contacts  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Curt Barry

The average multichannel merchant reports that up to 40% of direct sales come through the Internet, according to research conducted by my firm, F. Curtis

Micro Managing  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Ken Magill

Since the late ’90s, multichannel merchants have had seared into their brains the phrase The competition is just a click away. Fair enough, but more and

Four steps to internal benchmarking  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Kate Vitasek

Benchmarking is the process of drawing meaningful comparisons between a company’s performance and the performance of identified best practices. Internal

Creativity Comes Alive  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Andrea Syverson

The words of the author/theologian/educator/civil-rights leader Howard Thurman stopped me in my tracks: Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself






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