While food retailers and wholesalers have devoted considerable resources to upgrading and automating their warehouses, they have put less emphasis on transportation management systems. Indeed, TMS often has been relegated to the status of "poor cousin," observed Alan Taliaferro, president of KOM International, a logistics consultancy based in Montreal. However, that is in the process of changing. Transportation is poised to become the next area where retailers focus on driving out costs, ...

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