With many markets becoming volatile and difficult to predict, the focus of supply chain management is shifting from the idea of cost as an order winner to responsiveness as the market winner. Cost, however, remains a market qualifier in such situations and therefore agile supply chains are faced with the twin pressures of providing greater responsiveness whilst keeping costs low. Properly located distribution centre is one of the ways of achieving this.
The role of warehouses and/or distribution centres is becoming undoubtedly important each day. There is so much pressure on organisations to deliver goods to customers in an efficient and timely manner. Today’s distribution centres are more complex and provide more functions and services than before.
At DGS, we understand that warehouse and distribution centre facilities and operations, cargo consolidation, distribution services, both for inbound and outbound operations are critical. During the process of strategic planning in performing these operations, one of the places that DGS helps is in choosing the location of your warehouses and distribution centres, and in their design. We choose the location/locations that provide the lowest costs and greatest efficiencies while meeting operational and strategic needs. We also produce designs that are fit for purpose and scalable. The appropriate location should perform a good linkage between upstream suppliers and downstream customers in the supply chain. We design with these in mind. The advantage of the design and optimal location we often come up with, is not only to reduce the transportation costs, but also to improve business performance, increase competiveness and profitability.
DGS is also apt at managing distribution centres to deliver improved value and competitive advantage. We have the expertise, capacity and experience to manage your distribution centres, and deliver improved efficiency, at very low operational cost, and excellent lead times.