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Chelsey Moves to Take Firm Command of Hanover Direct  Nov 22, 2006 1:47 AM By Mark Del Franco

In a move that all but ensures a going-private transaction, the board of directors at $407 million Hanover Direct unanimously approved a cash merger agreement with Chelsey Direct, its largest shareholder.

UPS, FedEx Ready Rate Hikes  Nov 22, 2006 1:43 AM By MCM staff

‘Tis the season–not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by the parcel carriers. On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices will increase an average 4.9% for ground shipments and 6.9% for air express and U.S.-origin international shipments. The parcel […]

Training Champions  Nov 15, 2006 8:06 PM By Michael Droske

One of the most difficult jobs in the world today is that of a front-line supervisor. Front-line supervisors face considerable challenges each and every day

Three Solutions to Help You Think Vertically  Nov 15, 2006 8:02 PM By Sam Flanders

If your warehouse is out of space for your smaller items, such as parts, vendor boxes, and totes, here are three relatively inexpensive vertical storage solutions.

Getting Ready for Post-Holiday Returns  Nov 15, 2006 7:54 PM By Will Taylor

If you

Good Planning and Solid Technology for a Happy Holiday  Nov 10, 2006 3:13 AM By Stephan Schambach

If you

Moving the Contact Center from a Cost Burden to a Strategic Asset  Nov 08, 2006 8:58 PM By Wes Hayden


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.

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