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What Is Direct-Store Delivery (DSD) or Direct-to-Store Delivery (DTS)?

Understand how Direct-Store Delivery fits into the supply chain

A direct-store delivery (DSD) model refers to the process of shipping products directly from a manufacturer or supplier facility to the customer's retail store rather than a distribution center. This type of delivery can improve efficiency and reduce labor costs by minimizing touchpoints. DSD relies on just-in-time deliveries and may be an ideal solution for operations that have daily fresh deliveries, just-in-time deliveries to manage high SKU inventory, high-volume products, the desire to maximize space, a need to control the chain of custody, or products that require special handling and driver training.