PATHMARK COLLABORATES, CUTS DISTRIBUTION COSTS

EDISON, N.J. -- Jim Donald, Pathmark's president and chief executive officer, said last week outsourcing to cut costs requires strong ties between the retailer and third-party outfits."With third-party transportation and distribution, communication has to be stronger," Donald said.Donald said Pathmark, Carteret, N.J. used outsourcing to increase its flexibility and lower costs.He made his remarks

EDISON, N.J. -- Jim Donald, Pathmark's president and chief executive officer, said last week outsourcing to cut costs requires strong ties between the retailer and third-party outfits.

"With third-party transportation and distribution, communication has to be stronger," Donald said.

Donald said Pathmark, Carteret, N.J. used outsourcing to increase its flexibility and lower costs.

He made his remarks during a roundtable meeting of the Council of Logistics Management

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