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What's the buzz with techno-chatter

Impress friends by dropping these hot ECR terms into party chatter:

Scan data accuracy: Ensuring supermarket checkers enter every UPC code into the cash register and don't just punch in prices of items like 20-pound bags of dog food.

CRP: Continuous replenishment program, among the really with-it.

Turns: The number of times an item is sold from a store's shelf, usually expressed annually.

UCS Architecture: Uniform Communication Standard, or a set of codes to standardize certain basic buying and selling functions and allow different companies' computers to talk to each other.

An 879 is a price change. 214s are hot; they're messages from truckers about status of deliveries.

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