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Some Like It HOT  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Bennett Voyles

We tend to think of evolution as a straight-line climb out of the swamp and into Starbucks. But sometimes it doesn’t quite work out that way. Six hundred

LEAVING HOME  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Three days after Valentine’s Day, in the middle of a typical New England winter, The Boston Globe reached out and punched many of us Vermonters in the

RFID: Are We There Yet?  Jun 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

As a kid, you asked Are we there yet? over and over during long trips in the family car. The parental answer was usually a vague platitude designed to

UPS to Buy Overnite  May 19, 2005 4:04 AM By John Fischer

United Parcel Service is buying Richmond, VA-based Overnite Corp for $1.25 billion. The acquisition will enable UPS to expand its ground freight services in North America

Back-end benchmarks  May 15, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Every couple of years, we find that we have to revise our for benchmarks. Order fulfillment practices change far more rapidly today than they did even

Training Day  May 15, 2005 9:30 PM By Karen Berman

EDITOR’S NOTE This is the second installment of a three-part series on picking technologies and strategies. Part I was published in the April 2005 issue

Damage control  May 15, 2005 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Let’s face it: There’s very little you can do to eliminate damage to your merchandise during shipping. But small changes to your packaging practices,

All in One  May 15, 2005 9:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

Electronics Line USA is a manufacturer/marketer of high-tech security surveillance equipment and related apparatus, with offices and distribution operations

Returns Engagement  May 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Margery Weinstein

Catalogers know that a customer making a return isn’t happy with the product. But if you can quickly and efficiently process the return, you may be able

Negotiating a better parcel carrier contract  May 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

Now that postal rates are likely to be going up next year (see cover story), it’s more important than ever to negotiate or renegotiatiate your parcel-carrier

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