Logistics specialists developing programs for smaller retailers

Barnes, Marc
December 2007
Furniture/Today;12/3/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the move of global logistics companies to take the lead to come up with new ways to help smaller retailers get imported products onto ships and then ultimately onto sales floors in High Point, North Carolina. In Global Link's Pure FLEX program, the firm takes an import shipment that is less than a full container and combines it with other importers' products from the same region to create a complete load. In the said case, the product being ordered comes from one factory.


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