SHAW'S SEEKS TO MOVE ON 3 CROSS-DOCKING FRONTS

TAMPA, Fla. -- Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, Mass., is seeking to expand on all three variations of cross-docking it now practices.The retailer currently cross-docks 5% to 10% of its weekly grocery shipments -- mostly high-volume, full-pallet merchandise -- and sees future opportunities in areas like direct-store-delivery, said James Sheehan, director of logistics.The benefits of a sizable

TAMPA, Fla. -- Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, Mass., is seeking to expand on all three variations of cross-docking it now practices.

The retailer currently cross-docks 5% to 10% of its weekly grocery shipments -- mostly high-volume, full-pallet merchandise -- and sees future opportunities in areas like direct-store-delivery, said James Sheehan, director of logistics.

The benefits of a sizable cross-docking program stand to be tremendous, he said.

"We can redu

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