Multivendor consolidation programs coordinated by third-party warehouse companies can increase distribution efficiency along with the number of full truckloads coming through the distribution center, while reducing product damage, cost of goods and unloading time at the dock. Such programs can cut the lead time for orders by as much as 50%, according to one multivendor consolidation expert, who added that they can also increase product turns 45% to 65%. For some retailer participants in ...

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