Supply Chain Right Here, Right Now
July 1, 2002

Distribution tactics in time for the holidays By Natalie Hope McDonald "Our biggest issue is getting delivery of merchandise from manufacturers, not having consumers to buy it," admitted David Lorsch, president of DBL Distributing. Lorsch echoes a familiar song. He's worried that September 11 halted production on products that emptied off shelves last season and now manufacturers are backlogged, causing smaller retailers to be ill-prepared for retail demands, especially in the DVD and digital camera markets. "They're more affordable than ever," he said. "But there may not be enough stock." At last year's CES, retailers from Circuit City and Radio Shack predicted