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UPS Announces 2006 Rate Hikes  Nov 22, 2005 4:17 AM By John Fischer

United Parcel Service announced rate hikes for most of its U.S. small-package services, effective Jan. 2. The new rates include a 3.9% increase in commercial ground services and a 5.5% increase in air and international services.

Manifest Destiny  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

There is an adage in business that your receptionist is your most important employee. After all, he is the most prominent personality of your company,

Budgeting for Facility Upgrades  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Allocating sufficient resources to fund a distribution center move or expansion is a momentous undertaking that requires months of meticulous planning,

DC equipment: no surprises  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Although distribution centers have made quantum leaps in technology during the past few years, their material handling equipment has remained pretty much

Well preserved  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Michael V. Brown

It’s one thing to buy the best material handling equipment available, but quite another to keep it in shape. Few operations managers have the time to

Uncommon measures  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Benchmarks are a longstanding staple of warehousing, used to measure everything from employee performance to daily shipments. But they’re not always standard,

Why don’t more people use manifesting systems?  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Although manifesting systems are vital to achieving shipping efficiency, they are, in their state, by no means an ubiquitous presence in distribution

Hershey Foods’ DC design  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

When Hershey Foods Corp. (HFC) decided to build a new mega-distribution center near its Pennsylvania manufacturing plant a few years ago, the mammoth

What’s in store  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By H. Howard Turner

Unlike fashion fads, trends in storage media are not cyclical. So while the current retro movement may mean that you can again wear all that polyester

Second language  Nov 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Margery Weinstein

Giving your customers the option of placing orders in a language other than English can be a great way of tapping a new market. But if you don’t do it






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