I have been using the same bank branch for the lasteight years. From time to time, someone I've neverheard of before sends me a letter (spelling my namewrong) to tell me what a pleasure it is to have me as aspecial customer. No matter how hard they try toimprove their "personalized" service, however, banksare pretty much the same all over, and my bank is reallyno different from the rest. So why do I still bank thereeven though two new, competing banks have recentlyopened much closer to where I live? Convenience? 卡通 自拍 亚洲 另类 "Does Sam have money I've been traveling with him for thirty years, and you could never tell it by me. We were forced to be ahead of our time in distribution and in communication because our stores weresitting out there in tiny little towns and we had to stay in touch and keep them supplied. Ron started theprograms that eventually improved our in-store communications system. Building on the groundworkalready laid by Ferold Arend, Ron also took over distribution and began to design and build a systemthat would enable us to grow as fast as we could come up with the money. He was the main force thatmoved us away from the old drop shipment method, in which a store ordered directly from themanufacturer and had the merchandise delivered directly to the store by common carrier. He pushed usin some new directions, such as merchandise assembly, in which we would order centrally for every storeand then assemble their orders at the distribution center, and also cross-docking, in which preassembledorders for individual stores would be received on one side of our warehouse and leave out the other. "I'll give you an example that just drove Sam crazy until we started doing something about it. Whenmerchandise came into the back of a store, it was supposed to be marked at the right price or markedcorrectly on the spot. But because it often wasn't getting done properly, we created positions called testscanners, people who go around the stores with hand-held scanners, making sure everything is pricedcorrectly. There's another layer right there, and Sam didn't ever visit a store without asking if we reallyneeded these folks. Helen, just settling in with a brand-new family of four, was heartsick at the prospect of leavingNewport. We went undefeatedand in one of my biggest thrillswon the state championship.