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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"The opportunity for collaboration with our suppliers
is ever-increasing." -Ahold USA

// Ahold USA is increasing its use of rail to
transport goods to its stores and maintain a
high service level.

Customers First

AHOLD USA'S TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
OPERATIONS HELP IT ACHIEVE ITS CORPORATE
GOAL OF PLEASING CUSTOMERS.
>AHOLD USA

Ahold USA believes that making its
transportation operations as efficient
as possible will allow it to best serve its
customers. "Our customers want the
freshest product, and we help execute
the transportation of that product in a
just-in-time environment," the Carlisle,
Penn.-headquartered company says.
"We drive costs out by engineering solutions where we can leverage dedicated
transportation and our private fleet

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movements. We are constantly looking
at ways to improve shelf life through
reduced transit time and want to bring
savings back to the business so we can
invest in price."
The company - the U.S. division of
international retailing group Ahold -
regularly invests in ways to reduce its
shipping and transportation costs while
maintaining a high service level. This includes increased use of rail, setting key

performance indicators related to mileage and using technology to increase
visibility into routing, tracking, safety
and other steps of the transportation
process. "Technology is improving our
evolving transportation and logistics
strategy and also enables us to make better real-time decisions as a company,"
the company adds.
Ahold USA also teams with carriers, retail vendors and other business
partners. "The opportunity for collaboration with our suppliers is ever-increasing," Ahold notes. "We engage with
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Ahold USA
www.ahold.com
Headquarters: Carlisle, Penn.
Specialty: Retail grocery stores
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