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Creating a Distribution Powerhouse: Why Rapid Deployment Matters


September 20, 2011

If your distribution center were to require an overhaul and redesign to accommodate changes in volumes, product assortments or delivery timelines - how quickly could you make this happen?  In months? Maybe a year? On the other hand, what would the opportunity costs be if you could not accommodate these changes quickly? As a fast-growing business, how can you convert your traditional distribution center into a world-class powerhouse - quickly enough to maintain or even create a competitive advantage?

Making the right automation decision for your business starts by asking the right questions:

  • Is your company’s growth five years from now difficult to predict?
  • Is your growth being stunted by limitations within your DC
  • Is there a chance your company will be expanding its product-line with goods of different shapes and sizes than what you currently sell?
  • Do you want to offer next-day shipping but your DC cycle-time does not make that feasible?
  • Are you competing with other companies that are able offer greater merchandise variety?
  • Do you have a hard time staying ahead of orders during the holiday or peak season?
  • Will you soon be outgrowing your current warehouse?
  • Do you plan to launch an eCommerce site?
  • Does a year-long process to get an effective new DC in place feel overwhelming?

Did you answer yes to even one of the above questions?

If so, read Creating a Distribution Powerhouse: Why Rapid Deployment Matters to learn more about the importance of rapid deployment with Kiva.



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