ACQUISITION CHALLENGED BUNZL ON IS INTEGRATION

ST. LOUIS -- A corporate acquisition that added 18% to the annual sales of Bunzl Distribution USA here brought with it a huge information systems challenge: integrating a variety of disparate computer systems to a common platform in a short span of time.Bunzl's acquisition of the Grocery Supply Systems division of Unisource Worldwide, Berwyn, Pa., late last year involved converting numerous distribution

ST. LOUIS -- A corporate acquisition that added 18% to the annual sales of Bunzl Distribution USA here brought with it a huge information systems challenge: integrating a variety of disparate computer systems to a common platform in a short span of time.

Bunzl's acquisition of the Grocery Supply Systems division of Unisource Worldwide, Berwyn, Pa., late last year involved converting numerous distribution centers, which had used computers operating on a variety of different systems, to

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