FARM FRESH WAREHOUSING COSTS CUT BY 'JUST-IN-TIME'

NEW ORLEANS -- Farm Fresh, Norfolk, Va., is minimizing costs associated with produce storage by using "just-in-time" supply-chain practices.By implementing a just-in-time process, produce entering the warehouse for picking is shipped to stores on the same day. This allows Farm Fresh to use 95% of the facility's floor slots for picking produce without having to use overhead racking for storage."Our

NEW ORLEANS -- Farm Fresh, Norfolk, Va., is minimizing costs associated with produce storage by using "just-in-time" supply-chain practices.

By implementing a just-in-time process, produce entering the warehouse for picking is shipped to stores on the same day. This allows Farm Fresh to use 95% of the facility's floor slots for picking produce without having to use overhead racking for storage.

"Our stores order and receive their produce within 24 hours," said Al Garner, vice

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