Stories by Catherine LaCroix

Get the dirt on your data

Stampin' Up Inc. is a direct sales company in Riverton, Utah, that manufactures and distributes rubber stamp supplies. In the summer of 2004, at the end of its highest sales season, Stampin' Up's manufacturing resource planning system stopped sending the company orders to make more stamps because it was showing that the items were already in stock. But it was inventory that didn't exist. The culprit: dirty data.