CONTROLLING THE INBOUND

Like Wal-Mart Stores on the retail side, Procter & Gamble has often driven change from the CPG side of the food distribution industry. About a decade ago, P&G and other leading manufacturers set in motion a change in the way goods are shipped to retailer or wholesaler distribution centers that continues to reverberate today.The change, named streamlined logistics, called into question the practice

Like Wal-Mart Stores on the retail side, Procter & Gamble has often driven change from the CPG side of the food distribution industry. About a decade ago, P&G and other leading manufacturers set in motion a change in the way goods are shipped to retailer or wholesaler distribution centers that continues to reverberate today.

The change, named streamlined logistics, called into question the practice of combining the cost of both goods and distribution into a combined "delivered

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