WHOLESALERS URGED TO USE CROSS-DOCKING EXTENSIVELY

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Wholesalers need to implement extensive cross-docking programs or risk losing much of their business to other, more efficient distribution systems, said Stephen Davis, executive vice president of distribution at Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City."The system requirements for cross-docking are extensive. We are trying to deal with that. We have projects under way. We're in the design

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Wholesalers need to implement extensive cross-docking programs or risk losing much of their business to other, more efficient distribution systems, said Stephen Davis, executive vice president of distribution at Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City.

"The system requirements for cross-docking are extensive. We are trying to deal with that. We have projects under way. We're in the design phase with most of them right now. Even though we do not have the right systems in

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