A large regional publishing company needed to consolidate their existing 3 distribution centers into a new facility for e-commerce sales, magazine subscriptions, and returns handling. Miebach Consulting analyzed that although each DC had different logistics requirements, the centralization of the operations would provide cost reductions. Challenges included a very strict daily route schedule for magazines distribution, a strong growth forecast for e-commerce, and an increasing quantity of SKUs in returns handling.
Design for the new DC based on the needs of the 3 businesses
Evaluate different solutions in terms of degree of automation
Develop a detailed plan of the solution
Increased productivity by 15% with automated sorting solution for returns
Extended useful life of existing facilities by nearly 3 years
Increased efficiency and service through implemented business strategy