The best Distribution and eFulfilment Centres are designed around the lean principals of Flow and Pull, enabling the efficient flow of both merchandise and information from the receiving dock, through any value add processing and order assembly to the loading dock.
Organising the various operational activities into cells or zones which are laid out in a very visual logical flow sequence drives simplicity for the operatives and puts the knowledge in the process enabling a very flexible and scalable operating model.
As responsiveness becomes evermore critical for DC’s in the multi channel era, the traditional batch and queue approach to inbound and outbound order processing is no longer relevant. The design of the DC and the WMS that supports it need to enable a continuous flow through the building 24 hours a day and 7 days a week both for stocked and cross dock flow types.
We have many years experience in designing, building and operating retailer DC’s, coupled with a strong appreciation of current industry best practice. We can help you ensure that whatever your volume, flow type and retail channel is, your DC will be lean, efficient and fit for purpose.