DUSSELDORF, Germany (FNS) -- Lack of communication and coordination -- both internal and external -- have been the biggest stumbling blocks for several supply-chain initiatives undertaken by British food retailers Safeway plc and Tesco. Nevertheless, both companies have been able to make significant improvements in areas including transportation control and establishing closer ties with vendors. Safeway, Hayes, England, for example, has instituted more accurate measurements of in-stock ...

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