DPP the Forerunner to Today's Models s 1987, SN was covering one of the first efforts at applying sophisticated cost-accounting techniques to the realm of merchandise retailing. A three-week, in-depth series that started on Sept. 21 of that year presented a comprehensive discussion of DPP [Direct Product Profit] initiatives. DPP was an early approach that sought to assign actual costs to the total effort required to move products from a manufacturer's loading dock to a supermarket's ...

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