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  • lakeside_too lakeside_too Feb 16, 2000 8:09 PM Flag

    SAP, Corporate communication.

    It didn't go as initally planned, no. A lot of
    variables, it's a real learning curve. Especially when
    you're using a lot of and relying on outside resources.
    As you probably know, that has changed. I believe
    they are beginning to "beef up" the team and / or
    rotate some people out. It will be interesting to see
    how it proceeds now under new direction. Our new CIO
    is quite different than his predecessor who was
    always 3 deep in consultants who were all on their cell
    phones!

    I've heard that it's not really that information is
    being "controlled" at corporate but that all of the
    information that they're used to seeing is may no longer be
    available - at least not yet - or in the formats they are
    used to seeing it. I've also heard that previously it
    was more a lack of good communication which caused
    problems such as the inventory snaffu you mentioned. Too
    many cooks?

    On your last comment about playing
    with the numbers, well honestly, what do you think our
    / any financial people do? Nothing new
    there!

    I haven't heard anything yet regarding the
    division's goals. But if you get a chance, please explain
    "mine". How do I know if I've met "the overall Corporate
    goals"? There has been lots of discussion on this and
    nobody I've talked to seems to understand.

 
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