PURCHASE, N.Y. — The majority of large direct-store-delivery (DSD) vendors are now using advance shipment notifications (ASNs) as part of an electronic back-door receiving process that encompasses about 4,500 stores operated by five food retailers, according to PepsiCo here. John S. Phillips, vice president of PepsiCo customer supply chain and logistics, told SN that over the past 24 months, these DSD vendors, including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch, have each begun employing the ...

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