The performance of your distribution center all comes together on the DC floor. Think about it: the success of your organization is based on well your processes, people, and facilities work, and if your DC floor is a mess, then your performance outputs and profits likely are too.  

But that can change.

For the past 30 years, as our consultants worked alongside Fortune 500 clients, we have taken notice of what works and what doesn’t to recognize the warning signs of a poorly performing DC that is at risk of endangering an entire organization. Now, we’re condensing all that research and experience to bring you the insight you need to begin maximizing the potential of your entire DC operation.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a four-part series exploring design and technology upgrades like scanning and racking, as well as performance improvement upgrades like selecting a labor management system and implementing a performance management program. We’ll offer you practical advice and simple next steps that you can take back to your team and implement at your facilities. Along the way, we’ll also highlight all of the benefits of each next step so you can see exactly what growth and improvement to expect from your changes.

We want you to walk away from this series with best practices that’ll ensure you’re maximizing every aspect, including people, of your DC. Throughout this series, be sure to join the conversation on LinkedIn and Twitter with your own experiences and tips. We’d love to hear and learn from you regarding your thoughts about the series and how it relates to your DC.

Remember, no matter how efficient or profitable a DC is right now, there’s always room for increased growth, elevated performance, and higher profits. Get started on the journey to upgrading your DC with our first post in the series, “Upgrade Your DC:Scannning.”