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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

Employee Theft  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Jeff Morris

IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMY and an extremely competitive retail climate, companies face a significant challenge to improve profitability and shrinkage continues

Catch of the Day  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

ONLINE GROCER FreshDirect launched its business using a seemingly simple strategy: fresh foods, made to order, at prices as low as 35% below retail. But

Stop, Look, and Listen Up  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Liz Kislik

ANY HOPE FOR SUCCESS in cultivating employees’ resilience (see People, O+F March 2003) depends on everyday managerial behaviors as much as or more than

INDUSTRY STANDARD  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Stanley Fenvessy’s contributions to operations still loom large nearly ten years after his death. During the late 1960s, and up to his death in May 1994,

Take Your Pick  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

Below, vendors pick their newest and hottest products: FKI LOGISTEX REAL TIME SOLUTIONS, EMERYVILLE, CA The EASYpick Voice system features multi-functioning

Opinion and Response  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

The winners of the 18th Annual Catalog Awards and the 4th Annual I.Merchant Awards were announced at the Annual Catalog Conference in San Francisco on

Paper Update: Mills Are Quiet for Now  Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Shayn Ferriolo

Because paper mills generally announce price increases two months in advance, no news is good news when it comes to paper prices. But although the mills

Amazon Launches Website Services Subsidiary  Jun 11, 2003 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Not content with dominating online sales in several product categories, is creating a Website services subsidiary, Amazon Services. Target

Wal-Martification  Jun 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Paul Lightfoot

RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY has increased dramatically since the late 1990s and this, as with most other changes in retailing, is a result of the phenomenon

The Lady or the TIGER  Jun 01, 2003 9:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

In the fat and happy 1990s, retailers, e-tailers, and wholesalers were frequently unwilling to contract the services of third-party logistics providers.

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