Area Distribution Center

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Area Distribution Center

A U.S. Postal Service facility that receives a high volume of mail. The area distribution center accumulates mail and sends it out to individual post offices, which in turn deliver it to the appropriate addresses.
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E-commerce and traditional retail package volume arrives in Louisville from area distribution centers that continue to grow and drive the need for increased UPS processing capacity.
CN is the only railroad directly linking all three coasts to the Greater Chicago area distribution centers, including vessel calls originating in Europe, Asia and South America.
Among these are three- or five-digit sorting, sorting by automated area distribution centers and carrier routes.
In 2003, Wal-Mart asked its top 100 suppliers to use RFID tags on crates and pallets going to Dallas area distribution centers by January 2005.
That's what Wal-Mart plans to do later this month when it launches its RFID pilot program at three Dallas area distribution centers.
HP will consolidate the operations of three Bay Area distribution centers here, accepting inbound components from domestic and Far East manufacturing sites and sending outbound products throughout North America.
In addition, the fiscal year was positively impacted by the severe snowstorms which struck the New York metropolitan area in late December and early January and negatively impacted by strong promotional programs during last year's second and third quarters and the effects of closing the company's two New York metropolitan area distribution centers.
At the time, the company stated that the first phase of implementation would involve its top 100 suppliers tagging cases and pallets of products headed to three Dallas/Fort Worth area distribution centers starting in January 2005.
Amtrak's mail business revenue, primarily the movement of periodicals for the United States Postal Service, grew by 9 percent in fiscal year 1999 as the corporation expanded its service offering to include more direct service to the Area Distribution Centers of the United States Postal Service, Amtrak's largest commercial customer.
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