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6 Ways to Postpone Your Distribution Center Expansion

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6 Ways to Postpone Your Distribution Center Expansion

Companies that are capacity constrained in the distribution center face a host of undesirable, costly and potentially risky options: expand, move, or setup overflow satellite facilities. One common factor that all of these alternatives possess is that they almost always drive up the company's ongoing operational expenses.

There is an alternative: creative space utilization techniques.

In this eBook, you will learn six strategies for better utilizing current distribution space to delay costly expansion:

  1. Re-Slot the Distribution Center
  2. Optimize Storage Depth
  3. Reduce Aisle Widths
  4. Use Overhead Dock Space
  5. Use Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
  6. Raise the Roof

About the Author
Ian Hobkirk is the author of this report. He is the founder and Managing Director of Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors. His 15-year career has been spent helping companies improve their supply chain efficiency through a variety of strategies. He is a former supply chain industry analyst with The AberdeenGroup, and is a frequent contributor to publications such as DC Velocity, The Journal of Commerce, and Modern Materials Handling.

Michael also has strong experience in EDI, WMS systems, and trade compliance. He resides with his family just outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

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