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Care Package  Apr 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

Unless you ship jewelry or pharmaceuticals, package security probably doesn’t rank too high on your list of worries. Maybe once in a while a packer gets

Reverse Waltz  Apr 01, 2005 10:30 PM By David Pluviose

What, you might wonder, does dancing have in common with reverse logistics? Perhaps not much at first glance, but as soon as you introduce the metaphor

PC Connection, Red Envelope Warn on Resultss  Mar 31, 2005 4:55 AM By MCM staff

Merrimack, NH-based computer reseller PC Connection (Nasdaq: PCCC) and San Francisco-based gifts cataloger Red Envelope (Nasdaq: REDE) downgraded their fiscal guidance this week.

DIMensional Precision  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

It’s not just for carry-on luggage any more size and weight restrictions are getting tighter everywhere. Recent changes by major freight carriers to the

India Inc.  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

There’s no rubbing out India’s growing presence in international business. The country’s dominance in business process outsourcing is spreading far beyond

Customer Service  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Jeff Morris

DR. JON ANTONDirector, Benchmark ResearchCCDQ, Purdue University We all have our own stories of customer service nightmares. Our favorite is the time

Win the Best Freight Rates  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

That carriers’ shipping rates will go up every year is almost as inevitable as the proverbial death and taxes. This year, though, companies aren’t just

Global Conquest  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL of Port Washington, NY (a division of Systemax Inc.), is a leading provider of industrial equipment. In business for half a century,

HISTORY LESSON  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

THE STATISTICS seem to bear out the headlines. Capital spending has increased after two years of recession, and companies up and down the supply chain

Out of Order  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Steve Dethlefs, DC ManagerPendleton Woolen MillsPortland, OR Our fashion merchandise is basically perishable, so our planning is tight. We don’t want

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