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Distribution 101  Aug 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Courses on the basics of distribution are rarely found in colleges these days and that’s a pity, according to John M. Hill, a world-renowned material

Survey  Jul 08, 2005 2:02 AM By MCM staff


PEANUTS RULE?  Jul 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

Five years ago Emory University physics professor Sidney Perkowitz estimated in his book Universal Foam that each year enough packing peanuts are manufactured

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:

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,

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

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

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,

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