COPPELL, Texas -- In conjunction with its nearly complete warehouse expansion, Minyard Food Stores here is installing an 80-foot receiving dock for use with a cross-docking project planned for 1997. Prudencio Pineda, senior vice president of warehousing and distribution for Minyard, said he believes cross-docking will offer the opportunity to reduce warehouse inventory and maintain a high service level. "We have not taken the first step, but once we look to our vendors to cross-dock ...

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