While everyone hopes disruptions and computer failures caused by the millennium bug will be short-lived, many retailers, wholesalers and industry associations are looking beyond Jan. 1, 2000 at the long-term effect of the Y2K problem. Distributors have turned much of their effort from upgrading their computer systems to developing contingency plans that would smooth the transition into the next century. In addition, companies are also attempting to safeguard themselves against possible ...

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