Inventory ARCHIVE

Retailers May Escape an Iraq War Backlash  May 01, 2003 9:30 PM By David Pluviose

WHEN U.S. TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILES rained from the skies over Baghdad in the early morning hours of March 20, retail companies braced for the worst after

TraceElements  May 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

But there may be no need to pay such close attention THE POSSIBILITIES are intriguing. Wonder where the merchandise from the factory in China is as it

In Search of Consistent Excellence  Apr 01, 2003 10:30 PM By MCM staff

It’s a safe bet that if you visit any trade show these days, you’ll find at least one session usually a keynote devoted to managing in turbulent times.

BUYER’S REMORSE  Apr 01, 2003 10:30 PM By D. Douglas Graham

Would you buy a conveyor at what seems like a fabulous discount? Of course you would. It’s a great deal, and the machine should work just fine, right?

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down  Mar 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Liz Kislik

IN THIS DEPRESSING JOB MARKET, I’ve met with numerous managers who are looking for advice, referrals, or sometimes just a pleasant conversation with someone

O+F Then and Now: Take the Simple Managerial Approach  Feb 01, 2003 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

DESPITE HIS ABUNDANT KNOWLEDGE of avant-garde technology and processes, today’s warehouse manager isn’t all that different from his predecessors. His

Two by Two  Dec 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Jeff Siegel

One company designs and manufactures auto parts. Two more are in the book business. A third and a fourth sell off others’ excess inventory. What they

Multitasking  Nov 01, 2002 10:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Multiple personalities are no longer a bad thing, at least in retail. It’s now taken for granted that if you plan to sell products and services, you must

The House of Mirth  Sep 01, 2002 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

The more the merrier, they say, and it couldn’t be more true than in the retail business the more sales channels you have, the more profitable you’re

Madame Butterfly  Aug 01, 2002 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Commenting on Truffles and Trash (O&F, June 2002, p. 6), a reader wrote, Have you seen the BBC special ? This four- or five-part series reviewed how ideas






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