Designing and building a new distribution center is something very few people get to do. Some spend their entire careers in supply chain without the opportunity to start a new facility from scratch. To provide some guidance for those who find themselves lucky enough to be on the ground floor of a new project, MM&D brought together a panel of experts who discussed the entire process from first concept to getting the new DC up and running.
by Carolyn Gruske
Before any company starts construction on a new distribution center, a very basic question must be asked and answered: Is a new DC necessary? And while it may seem a simple question with an obvious answer, it’s not. Instead it’s merely a starting point that leads into a complex set of evaluations taking into consideration a variety of factors, including, first and foremost, the business need. To read entire article, click here.
(Quotes in MM&D article from SSI Schaefer’s Ross Halket.)