WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A new model for handling direct-store-delivered products promises to cut supply chain costs while simultaneously building sales through improved in-stock positions. Called Scan-Based Trading, its advocates say it could be the basis of a future standard for retailer-manufacturer partnering. It aligns the interests of both parties by using daily point-of-sale data, Uniform Communications Standard transaction sets and electronic data interchange to focus the ...

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