MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An 18-month test of a continuous replenishment program at Fleming Cos.' northern California division succeeded in reducing inventory levels substantially but failed to produce many of the widespread benefits that had been expected. Specifically, a number of critical logistical hurdles must still be overcome before CRP will be able to deliver fully on its enormous promise to streamline the distribution process, said Bruce Gordon, director of procurement systems for Fleming ...

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