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Direct store delivery (DSD) boils down to the principle of delivering goods directly from the factory or wholesalers to retail stores. The process bypasses traditional distribution centers or warehouses.
As part of the concept, drivers also often restock store shelves in addition to just delivering the goods at the loading platform. Recent studies have shown that many companies are planning to increase investments in DSD software to increase efficiency as well as adaptability.
Using the concept effectively requires leveraging new technology to overcome some of the challenges that are built into the process.
While the DSD method offers some key advantages, it also has some limitations. Luckily, most of the limitations can be overcome with modern technology. Some of the key requirements are:
- Efficient handling of