Ready, Set, Grow! An Executive’s Guide to Scaling Distribution to Support Growth

Sponsored by Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors

  • Date Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location Theater A
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Drew Eubank - Senior Consultant
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
dreweubank@commonwealth-sca.com
8656032732 (w)

James Heskin - Senior Consultant
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
jamesheskin@commonwealth-sca.com
7178583180 (w)

 

What You Will Learn

Your company is buzzing with excitement. Sales are soaring and continued growth is anticipated. Meanwhile, the distribution center struggles to keep up with orders. Inventory is filling the aisleways, labor costs are rising and it is becoming harder and harder to attract good staff. While growth is a proverbial “good problem to have,” it often puts significant pressure on the supply chain team to keep up. One of a supply chain executive’s worst nightmares is to have the distribution center(s) be the limiting factor to company success. So, you need to expand – now what? This session will provide operations leaders with a step-by-step guide for navigating both the strategic and tactical components of distribution center expansion.
 

Key Takeaways

Attendees will learn:
• How to know when you’ll be out of space – and still have enough time to implement a forward-looking solution
• How to decide where the additional capacity should reside geographically
• How and when to determine facility size, layout and level of automation
• When you should consider outsourcing to a 3PL – and why
• What resources are available to help? What’s the difference between consultants, integrators, and material handling equipment companies?

 

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