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Distribution Centers of Today

By Chris Kane | 04/12/2010 | 12:32 PM

Rapid Response
Speed – Speed – Speed

With the reduction in inventory levels we all have seen and shorter order cycle from retailers Distribution Centers are becoming Rapid Response – flow through facilities with inventory moving through at a rapid pace.

The Distribution Centers operating at light speed still must perform their value function insuring the right product hits the right customer, with the correct count, condition, and that EDI’s and ASN’s are timely and accurate. Distribution Centers must also perform product configuration and display building with shorter lead times.

Today’s technology supports these highly functionable fast paced Distribution Centers to deliver the service needed. Coupled this with the expedited transportation services in the market place is what’s needed for this new economy and supply chain.

The opinions expressed herein are those solely of the participants, and do not necessarily represent the views of Agile Business Media, LLC., its properties or its employees.

About Chris Kane

Chris Kane

Christopher J. Kane is Chief Customer Strategy Officer for Kane is Able, Inc., a family owned third party logistics provider in Scranton, Pa. that specializes in the consumer packaged goods sector. Kane has spent 32 years at the company, rising from driver to overseeing all marketing strategy and execution for Kane Companies.


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