July 25 2006
Contrary to popular belief, management's role isn't to get the most productivity out of employees. It is to get the most value out of current assets. Sure employees are a big part of the equation, but... View More
July 25 2006
Precept Ministries International (Precept) is a 30-year-old ministry with over 220 employees worldwide. Precept produces and publishes books, tapes and study guides for Bible study. Other publishers� Bible... View More
July 25 2006
Since 1999, the Los Angeles County Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS) has invested $1.6 million in installing new mailing systems from Neopost at each of its 65 facilities. The results include... View More
July 24 2006
So its been nearly six months since the close of the (drum roll).... second ever holiday online shopping season. How did the parcel industry do? Were we able to overcome the problems of 1999? Will the... View More
July 24 2006
Parcel shipping usually has only one objective: Just get it there. If the package is on time, shippers are happy. On a per-pound basis, parcel shipping is the most expensive method of shipping.... View More
July 24 2006
Do you put extra stamps on your envelopes with the hope they�ll arrive faster? Would you knowingly spend $25 to send a package that would have arrived a day earlier for only $5? Sometimes, you do get what... View More
July 24 2006
Congratulations! Since youve done such a good job with the Boston operation, were now putting you in charge of the New York and New Jersey operations as well. Despite the positive tone in my bosss... View More
July 24 2006
Women in Packaging, Inc. (WMPKG) packages the people, not the products. As a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to increasing the growth and professional development of packaging professionals,... View More
July 24 2006
Ever wonder how certain universally accepted sizes, practices or specifications got to be universally accepted? It didn�t just happen by coincidence. In the world of distribution, universal applications... View More
July 24 2006
The fulfillment and distribution reality check that struck the direct marketing industry in the last year has come full-circle. Its not enough to provide customers exceptional service in getting packages... View More
July 24 2006
Many distribution companies can lay claim to having system bottlenecks, especially during peak times. These bottlenecks often result in operational fire drills and system workarounds, both costly ways... View More
July 24 2006
The word �outsourcing� surely rings many bells. With the beginning of the deregulation era in transportation in 1996, companies underscored their efforts to streamline operations and focus on what they... View More
July 24 2006
If you think you were challenged in the past to deliver high-quality service each and every day, think again! Its even tougher now. The distribution of documents, both physically and electronically, is... View More
July 24 2006
Probably one of the most important roles of any senior manager is to closely watch capital budgets. Inevitably, once the budgets are submitted for a fiscal period, management is committed to �stay the... View More
July 24 2006
In some ways, the 1999 Best Practice Survey raises more questions than it answers, but in most ways, it offers some solid insights into the overall operations of our readers who responded. Note in some... View More
July 24 2006
Supply chain strategies and management have, of course, always been a vital part of any manufacturers or distributors profit picture. Despite this obvious fact, until recently they were generally left... View More
July 24 2006
It wasnt long after the ball dropped in Times Square on New Years Eve that United Parcel Service dropped the hammer on its customers with a January 7 rate increase. Whats that, you ask, didnt the annual... View More
July 24 2006
The great majority of problems that occur in the distribution cycle are directly related to human error, negligent omissions or just plain lack of knowledge and training. Mistakes and accidents in the... View More
July 24 2006
OK, so business is picking up, or maybe your business is coming into its busy time of the year. Either way, you realize you dont have enough man power to handle the increased volume. So what to do? Hire... View More
July 24 2006
With companies continually streamlining their operations to squeeze out every bit of efficiency and productivity, it is increasingly important to minimize employee idle time as well as regulate overtime.... View More

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