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  • big.yank big.yank Aug 13, 2011 11:16 AM Flag!

    Is DSCM an added cost layer?

    I don't think I can actually, fairly answer this question. I'm just not "in" on the integration plan and what is evolving, following the acquisition. I can only state with certainty that at the time of the take over, the answer would be "NO" in that all dscm's costs were an inherent element in the volume that transferred to Walgreens... along with the cost of driving it. How that changes, going forward, will be interesting to track.

    Over time, you could well be proven right.

    I really am pretty neutral on the DSCM deal, though I do have high regard for some of the DSCM team who others like to villainize but who I think saved the company from extinction when most of their peers disappeared. To be fair, dscm neither became the next amazon, priceline or e-bay, so the accomplishments maybe must be discounted, somewhat.

    I am a huge fan of the online business model in the future.


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