Retailers and wholesalers enhancing material handling programs are cracking down on manufacturers who clog the supply chain with heavy cases. Distributors are starting to penalize manufacturers who ship cases weighing more than 50 pounds. Such penalties are adding teeth to the industry's voluntary weight limit that some manufacturers are exceeding. This year, such leading distributors as Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., and Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, are beginning to fine manufacturers ...

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