MILLENNIUM MEANS GOING ON MANUAL, EXPERT WARNS

LOS ANGELES -- Supermarket retailers should plan on shutting down their automated ordering systems for the first month of the new millennium and begin weaning employees off some of the applications they've grown to rely upon, but which may not be year-2000 compliant."You will have to go back to many of the manual processes you had before," year-2000 expert Peter de Jager told a roomful of information-technology

LOS ANGELES -- Supermarket retailers should plan on shutting down their automated ordering systems for the first month of the new millennium and begin weaning employees off some of the applications they've grown to rely upon, but which may not be year-2000 compliant.

"You will have to go back to many of the manual processes you had before," year-2000 expert Peter de Jager told a roomful of information-technology executives here during last month's MarkeTechnics show, sponsored by the

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