What Goes Into a Warehouse Design? WERC Webinar Recap

With the reality of current events, many organizations are finding themselves deciding to relocate, improve upon, or completely re-design warehouse spaces in order to meet changing business conditions.  Some businesses are looking to eliminate waste as sales volume reduces, while at the same time retaining current staff. While others are seeing exponential growth and are looking to increase volume, without adding headcount, to improve margins.

Sometimes you’ve got to go "new." That is what Witchita-based BG Products determined when management recognized that the existing operation could not accommodate aggressive future growth projections. To address their multiple material flow and space issues, the company opted to build a new DC based on lean design principles.

In the webinar "Applying Lean Principles to a New DC Design" (in partnership with the Warehouse Education and Research Council - WERC), LeanCor's Brent Cable and Derek Browning explored how the LeanCor Consulting team developed BG Products’ new greenfield facility.  

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Supply Chain Growth: A Leadership Mindset on the Offense

“I love to work in growing companies,” a VP of Supply Chain told me as we were making introductions and explaining our work histories.

We had just settled on a deal to perform a network and facility design that would enable his company to add another 10 years to the growth path they were on.

Contrary to those who love working in growing companies as a defense mechanism for job security, this VP had the skill set needed to enable growth without the risk of stifling it. The last management team in the company had spent most of their careers on the defense, constraining growth and working very hard to meet the bare minimum expectations of their customers, while blaming poor performance on factors outside of their control.

This VP had a vision to put less effort and cost into the overall enterprise, but direct it in such a way to rapidly expand the capabilities of the organization and go on the offense. 

Who is this person?

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New White Paper: Someone Keeps Changing the Channel: Exploring Omni-Channel Distribution Strategies

Weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews have consumer product companies asking themselves, “What should we do?” In today’s economy, they are caught in the middle of a price and service war amidst e-commerce giant Amazon and other major big-box retailers. 

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