This May Now Be Lost For A Very Long Time If Not Forever.
From there it is a plea to truly reconsider the basics upon which this new approval process is based. These pages urge one and all to read this document which is found in print in that issue and electronically on the DOG NEWS web site. Already housecleaning has begun on the language of the existing approval process and THE STANDARD the AKC Newsletter for Conformation Judges has issued a Special 13 page explanation of the new process in its Summer edition. If it takes 13 pages to explain the new process and 12 three column Board pages to print it out how long of a chance does anyone think this new process has at lasting? Indeed who but Tim Thomas and perhaps Carl Ashby and Alan Kalter the originators of the system really understand it. As Charlie opines the one positive aspect of the new approval system is that none of them seem to last very long and hopefully (the words of these pages) the system will change again. The Board Review Committee For Judges Disappointing is the word to describe the reaction of these pages to the Boards decision to have only Board members who are judges sit on the Review Committee for applicants who disagree or are unhappy with the results of Staffs approval or denial for new and/or additional breeds. True the option in forming these types of committees is the Boards but nowhere can these pages find any discussions about where or who on the Board decided to have only Board members do this job. Candidly the quality of the gene pool of judge/directors was not the greatest to choose from and one of the selected individuals had been turned down for additional breeds by three different prior committees under one or the other of the outdated old processes. And while it is true that the three Board members are only appointed til March of 16 and may not apply for new breeds during this time these pages would far have preferred if not insisted that at least 2 of the three members not have been Board members but from the outside judging community or even Staff. The majority on this Board had the choice to institute such a policy but choose not to do so. But who on the Board made this decision one must ask againit just sort of arrived deus ex machinafrom nowhere that is unless of course it was a hidden priority not to be shared with the fancy at large! An Unprecedented Expansion Of Delegate Committee Power In a letter sent to all Delegates by two members of a Delegate Committee it was announced that they together with the IT Department had established a subcommittee to iron out web site problems which have arise since the introduction of the new web site. That sounds all good and fine on paper but who in the world could have authorized this on Staff or Board? The two IT gentlemen dealing with the this problem are Messrs. Basone and Smith, highly qualified these pages are told in their field, but hardly versed in AKC workings as both have been with the Company for a very short period of time. The two well intentioned Delegates forming this subcommittee certainly seem to mean well but is it really the function of a Delegate Committee to form a sub-Committee to work with Staff? Perhaps one could argue that this is one way to shake up the inertia which seems to hold progress back on most every level of AKC. Is it constitutional or even legal? These pages are uncertain but the one thing these pages will say is if this is okayed by the higher authorities watch out for a Delegate Committee being formed with the new CFO Mr. Buffato to review not only Board expenses but Staff salaries and bonuses as well!
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We Expect New Store And Services Openings To Remain Second Half Weighted And Are Confidentin Our Rollout Targets For The Full Year.
Matt Murtagh, area manager at Pets Corner and a key member of the project team that deployed the Datalogic solution explained; Before implementing the Datalogic Memor devices, our staff were spending a huge amount of time on paper-based stock management tasks. For a large delivery, this process could take up to five or six hours to complete. Now, armed with the Datalogic device, the same activity can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, saving us in excess of 22,000 man hours a year on processing deliveries alone, commented Murtagh. Mike Doyle, regional director UK and Ireland for Datalogic commented, With the Memor providing productivity savings of up to 90 percent, the staff at Pets Corner are able to concentrate more time on providing expert advice to pet owners and we are delighted that our technology can play a role in this admirable work. We are constantly examining new ways that the Datalogic Memors can be utilised to improve our in-store and supply chain processes. The service provided by both Advanced Retail and Datalogic has been second to none and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them, concluded Murtagh. 2015-08-04
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