BROADER USE OF ASNS CUTS WEGMANS DOCK TIME

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- As part of its efforts to cut costs from the supply chain, Wegmans Food Markets here has expanded its use of both advance ship notices and UCC-128 technology. The retailer has seen significant reductions in receiving time, especially when the two are combined.Wegmans is receiving ASNs -- electronic "packing slips" sent from vendors to distributors -- from 45 companies sending products

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- As part of its efforts to cut costs from the supply chain, Wegmans Food Markets here has expanded its use of both advance ship notices and UCC-128 technology. The retailer has seen significant reductions in receiving time, especially when the two are combined.

Wegmans is receiving ASNs -- electronic "packing slips" sent from vendors to distributors -- from 45 companies sending products from more than 90 ship points. Vendors include those in grocery, perishables and

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