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Read All About It: Order Fulfillment

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New York City, E-commerce growth has led to significant technological developments on the front end focusing on customer experience, leaving the back end fulfillment function largely ignored. Harshal Gaikwad, a retail domain consultant with Infosys Technologies Limited, is the lead author of an article that describes the components of good e-commerce fulfillment. The article, “Reducing Order Management and Inventory Holding Costs Through Effective e-Commerce Order Fulfillment Model,” can be found by clicking on the Guest Commentaries tab above.

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OfficeMax Names New Board Member

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Itasca, Ill., Monte R. Haymon, retired chairman of Sappi Fine Paper North America, has been elected to serve on the OfficeMax board of directors.

Haymon was elected to the class of OfficeMax directors whose terms expire at the 2006 annual meeting. He will serve on the audit and executive compensation committees.

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Winn-Dixie Sells Prescription Records

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Jacksonville, Fla., Bankrupt Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is selling the records of thousands of customers who once filled prescriptions at 139 of its supermarkets that are closing.

In federal bankruptcy court yesterday, the judge approved the sale of prescription records to 10 companies for approximately $16.5 million. The competitors will also receive the inventories of the closing Winn-Dixie pharmacies at cost.

CVS Corp. bought the most, obtaining the records from 62 stores for $6.4 million.

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