Better DSD Practices Boost Retailer, Vendor Profitability

Merrefield, David
February 2006
SN: Supermarket News;2/13/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p10
This article reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of direct store delivery (DSD) in the supermarket industry in the U.S. It cites the reasons why the practice of running trucks to individual stores does not make much sense. It presents an example of an advantage of DSD. It discusses the results of a report issued by the Grocery Manufacturers Association entitled Driving DSD Supply Chain Efficiencies and Profitability.


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