UNLOADING COSTS

Warehouses are becoming the industry centerpiece for reducing costs.For retailers and wholesalers, the drive to increase warehouse efficiency and cut costs is a battle being fought on two fronts: reducing time and labor at the receiving dock, and trimming inventory levels. Among the most striking initiatives:To cut receiving-dock time, distributors are forging alliances with manufacturers to begin

Warehouses are becoming the industry centerpiece for reducing costs.

For retailers and wholesalers, the drive to increase warehouse efficiency and cut costs is a battle being fought on two fronts: reducing time and labor at the receiving dock, and trimming inventory levels. Among the most striking initiatives:

To cut receiving-dock time, distributors are forging alliances with manufacturers to begin or expand cross-docking programs.

To further speed up movement fr

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