SMALL DC DOES BIG JOB FOR CVS

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A new CVS distribution center in Ennis, Texas, which at 400,000 square feet is half the size of a conventional DC, is proving capable of processing and shipping the same number of orders to the same number of stores as a larger facility at less cost.That was the word from Kevin Smith, senior vice president, supply chain and logistics, CVS, Woonsocket, R.I., who shared CVS'

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A new CVS distribution center in Ennis, Texas, which at 400,000 square feet is half the size of a conventional DC, is proving capable of processing and shipping the same number of orders to the same number of stores as a larger facility at less cost.

That was the word from Kevin Smith, senior vice president, supply chain and logistics, CVS, Woonsocket, R.I., who shared CVS' logistics strategy last week at Grocery Manufacturers of America's Information Syste

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