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Distributors Lukewarm on IT  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

The mood of distribution industry executives facing this year’s IT challenges can perhaps best be described as waning optimism, judging by Forrester Research

Culture Clash  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Margery Weinstein

With nearly 7.8 million Hispanic workers employed in the U.S. not to mention millions more from Asia, Africa, and other overseas locales there’s a good

MORTAL COMBAT  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Infighting, bad-mouthing, and office politics typically add 40% to 70% to the level of effort required to carry out any given task, reports CLM.

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

Overstock.com Subject of FTC Inquiry  Feb 14, 2005 2:12 AM By John Fischer

Online discounter Overstock.com reported that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an inquiry into the company

Super Service  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

What characteristics do merchants such as Ann Taylor, hpshopping, Petsmart, and Tower Records have in common? According to the e-tailing group inc.’s

Ship Out With a WMS  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

There are many imaginative ways to trim shipping costs: negotiating with carriers, taking advantage of low rates by tweaking container sizes and weights,

Weird Science  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

THE STUFF THAT LIFE-SCIENCE and high-tech products manufacturer Sigma-Aldrich sells isn’t glamorous it often ends up in bubbling beakers and test tubes.

High Season  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Debra Ellis

Predicting seasonal demand is something of a performance art. First, you gaze into your crystal ball to determine which items will be hot. Then, you tiptoe

21 GOOD RECEPTION  Feb 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Curt Barry

Warehouse managers are always working to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their operations. One important way to meet customer service expectations






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