Food Lion Deploys DC Yard Management System

SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion has deployed the Retalix Yard Management system at its 1.8-million-square-foot headquarters distribution center here, Dallas-based Retalix announced yesterday.

SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion has deployed the Retalix Yard Management system at its 1.8-million-square-foot headquarters distribution center here, Dallas-based Retalix announced yesterday. This facility serves more than 300 stores, and Food Lion will continue to roll out the system at its seven other distribution centers, which serve another 1,000 stores. The Yard Management system is designed to automate the yard and dock management process, synchronizing yard and dock activity with distribution center demand in real time. The system “provides Food Lion with a solution to optimize our yard and dock labor resources,” said Dennis McCoy, vice president of distribution for Food Lion, in a statement. “By integrating the Retalix Transportation solution into our supply chain, we are able to directly reduce labor costs, improve resource utilization and ultimately eliminate inefficiencies that negatively impact the profitability of our operations.”

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