The long-range vision is clear enough: Somewhere down the road, in the not too distant future, retailers and suppliers will use cross-docking techniques for distributing a wide range of products throughout the supermarket industry. But the reality today is somewhat less picturesque as many distributors continue to find that tapping into the benefits of cross-docking on a widescale basis remains an elusive goal. Nevertheless, retailers and wholesalers are discovering and making use of a ...

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