DENVER -- Even retailers deep into the process of year-2000 corrections are starting to feel the effects from the millennium bug computer problem, especially in forward-looking systems such as order planning and forecasting, both of which are crucial to supermarket operations. Montgomery Ward and Co., Chicago, experienced first-hand how year 2000 "caused a service interruption in our supply chain," said Morton Mease, director of planning and technology services for the retailer. Montgomery ...

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