HY-VEE PLANS TO UPGRADE ITS AUTOMATED DEPOT SYSTEM

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hy-Vee Food Stores here plans to upgrade to a new version of its warehouse management system in early 1998, which will allow it to improve yard and dock control and cross docking at its grocery distribution centers in Cherokee and Sheraton, Iowa.Radio frequency technology on forklifts, which the system upgrade will also support, will be implemented for receiving and putaway

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hy-Vee Food Stores here plans to upgrade to a new version of its warehouse management system in early 1998, which will allow it to improve yard and dock control and cross docking at its grocery distribution centers in Cherokee and Sheraton, Iowa.

Radio frequency technology on forklifts, which the system upgrade will also support, will be implemented for receiving and putaway in late 1998.

The goal of the technology upgrade is to enhance productivity in

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