Material Handling Benchmarks

| Rama Ramaswami

Our second annual survey of material handling practices, conducted after the Sept. 11 tragedy, shows mixed results. The bad news is that for the most

opinion & response

| MCM staff

Take a Stab at This Use of Catalogs You never know what will come up when you type mail order catalogs into an Internet search engine. A recent search

One for the Money

| Ron Hounsell

The traditional software selection cycle has typically been a multi-step task. By definition, the more complex the function that the software is to support,

Pick of the Bunch

| Rama Ramaswami

What do exotic produce and third-party logistics services have in common? Their buyers are picky. This year, companies that use 3PLs are examining the

opinion & response

| MCM staff

Plane Crazy Publicity Stunt Some 73 years after Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S., a plucky dentist from Sonoma, CA, re-created

NOW HEAR THIS

| Karen Berman

HE STRAPS ON A SMALL WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, adjusts a headset, and he’s off. Is he a salesman setting out on a road trip in a state that prohibits hand-held

Sense and Sensibility

| MCM staff

A lift operation enhanced by an obstruction sensing system is a new offering by McConnellsburg, PA-based JLG Industries, Inc. The self-propelled vertical

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

| Richard Sawyer

If you’re still chasing CRM, ERP, SCM, VIM, TIM, and what have you, you’re barking up the wrong tree. None of these much-heralded applications have had

Honey, I Shrunk the Dot

| MCM staff

There is the real world, and there is the electronic world. Tech shop findtheDOT, Inc., based in Oakland, CA, offers a technology designed to connect