CIOs Share Supply-Chain Tips

April 2003
Chain Store Age;Apr2003, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p3A
Trade Publication
Presents views from several retail information technology officers regarding the role of systems vital to supply-chain management in the U.S. Information on a sales-modeling package that was implemented by Michael Williams at O'Reilly Auto Parts; Role of product data synchronization in the supply-chain efforts of TruServ; Retail banners of The Spiegel Group; Strategy used by Jeff Orton, chief information officer and vice-president of logistics at Wilsons The Leather Experts, to improve the company's supply-chain system.


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