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NEW YORK -- Progressive retailers and wholesalers are encouraging cooperation among their buying, transportation and warehouse operations to manage inbound shipments. Such moves are helping them reduce supply chain costs as they gain more control over inbound logistics.Once handled largely by manufacturers, the inbound process is shifting to an approach involving all groups that have an impact. By

NEW YORK -- Progressive retailers and wholesalers are encouraging cooperation among their buying, transportation and warehouse operations to manage inbound shipments. Such moves are helping them reduce supply chain costs as they gain more control over inbound logistics.

Once handled largely by manufacturers, the inbound process is shifting to an approach involving all groups that have an impact. By doing so, grocery retailers and wholesalers hope to reduce inbound freight costs by as

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