June 6, 2003




Material Handling Sellers Dragged Into Reverse Online Auctions

A survey
conducted in late March 2003 by the B2B Research Center—a provider of market-driven research and analysis to the business-to-business community—clearly shows that the growing use of reverse online auctions for the purchase of material handling systems, …

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December 11, 2002




Bush Administration Forms Presidential Commission to Overhaul USPS

Washington–The Bush Administration on Dec. 11 announced plans to form a commission to find ways to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service. While the commission’s primary intent is to find ways to reform the USPS to enabling it to continue …

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March 22, 2002




Reader’s Digest to Buy Reiman Publications

Reiman Publications
, acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners Inc. for roughly $630 in 1998, will be purchased by Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. for $760 million in cash, the companies announced today. The deal, reportedly one of the largest seen in publishing, is also a …

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September 1, 2001




Catalog Copy: Gold and Silver ACA Winners–24K and Sterling?

How can one attack copy in a travel catalog whose typical descriptions begin like this: “THE GLORIES OF RAJASTHAN — princely fortresses rising out of barren plains, warrior clans who fought chivalrous battles with jewel-encrusted swords, airy palaces of marble and …

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June 1, 2001




The New Breed of Innovators

A former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, said, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”
It’s not that tough to dream up a new concept, strategy, or technique. Implementing the idea is much …

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May 1, 2001




Legislative Update: Limits on Databases, Use-Tax Proposed

Legislators are making it harder for bankrupt companies to sell their databases. On March 15, the U.S. Senate voted 83 to 15 to approve a bill that would prohibit companies from selling customers’ personal data after filing for bankruptcy if they had …

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February 1, 2001




Payoff from Payout

Pay employees well and they’ll work hard and be happy – true or false? In the numerous published rankings of ten conditions that have the most impact on employee satisfaction, money usually falls between fifth and tenth on the list.

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September 1, 2000




online fulfillment

What Price Profit? Profit and loss: what an interesting concept for the operations executive. Prior to the currently trendy effort to establish activity-based costing accounting allocations, operations and fulfillment managers relied almost solely on the fictitious beast affectionately known as …

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June 1, 1998




At deadline

RATE COMMISSION REDUCES POSTAGE HIKE On May 11, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC), the independent government agency that has deliberated over the U.S. Postal Service’s July 1997 proposal for rate increases, determined that most of the USPS-proposed rate hikes were too …

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