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Become EDI Compliant with C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers is a leading supply chain company for the distribution of food and grocery store items with over 50 distribution centers throughout the United States. The company was founded in 1918 and has become the twelfth biggest privately held company in the U.S.

C&S provides more than 90,000 SKUs (stock-keeping units) of food and nonfood items to about 5,000 corporate customers. Some of these items include produce, meat, dairy products, frozen food, health and beauty items, candy, and tobacco.

EDI documents are transmitted over a connection protocol called AS/2(Applicability Statement 2). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by C&S Wholesale Grocers and have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with C&S’s Name EDI credentials.

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C&S Wholesale Grocers EDI Requirements

C&S Wholesale Grocers employs a cross docking system that accelerates the distribution procedure. Cross docking is a logistics scheme in which items from a supplier are shipped to a store through a supply center. Trucks from the suppliers pull up on one side of the supply center and trucks going out to the stores dock on the other side of the supplier center. Product is not usually stored at the supply center. Cross docking helps reduce handling and storage time.

Furthermore, C&S Wholesale Grocers has a Transportation Management System (TMS) that combines separate orders with identical shipping dates and destinations into a larger, lower-cost, and nonstop route order. Supplier pickups are arranged through either EDI transactions or through the C&S website.

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