Jun 23, 2015, 11:38 ET
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At some point in your life you may have heard the age old saying, "planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal" applied to different tasks, but never has it been more literal than when planning a new distribution center. In today's marketplace, every minute and every dollar counts. Achieving maximum efficiency is not just a goal; it's a necessity.
In the past, it may have been possible to tolerate certain types of mistakes, but not now. Getting the new distribution center project completed quickly, and operating efficiently is a business essential.
With distribution costs escalating daily, finding more efficient and cost-reducing ways to get products to customers is an absolute must. A warehouse or distribution center may be a company's largest capital investment, as well as the final stop before product reaches the customer; it is imperative that the planning process is done perfectly the first time.
A critical component of this process is, of course, the distribution center. As these facilities increase in both numbers and size, any mistakes in planning only escalate the costs, create unnecessary delays and reduce the ultimate operating efficiency of a facility.
Experience suggests that there are five major mistakes in new distribution center planning that, if avoided, can result in much more satisfactory project results.
To view the full white paper written by Craig Bertorello of TriFactor, LLC, please visit http://www.trifactor.com/Material-Handling-White-Papers/Five-Most-Common-Mistakes-When-Planning-a-Distribution-Center
TriFactor is a material handling systems integrator that specializes in the design and implementation of conveyor systems, storage systems, and order picking, packing, and shipping systems for warehouses and distribution centers. TriFactor benefits its customers by providing solutions that reduce their distribution costs while increasing their capacity and improving their distribution quality.
Over the last 30 years, TriFactor has designed numerous cost-effective material handling solutions crossing the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution industries. If you are considering distribution center design or warehouse planning, we are proficient at every level.
TriFactor's headquarters is located at 2401 Drane Field Road in Lakeland, Fla., and can be reached at 800-282-8468. For more information, visit www.trifactor.com.
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