Apr 09 2013

How Changes in Supply Chain and Logistics Impacts Distribution Center Design

From JLL:
jllLearn how modifications to a distribution center can positively impact your company’s bottom line.With supply chain and logistics industries playing an increasingly larger role in the US and world economies, the pressure on companies to ‘work smarter’ extends to all areas of their operations-including the design of new distribution centers. Distribution centers not only need to be strategically located to move product quickly to the most possible people, but they also must be designed in a way that improves productivity while meeting corporate objectives.To operate more efficiently, a company can modify the way its distribution centers are designed by implementing some or all of the following changes:

  • Energy efficient design changes: implementing prismatic skylight, daylight harvesting, LED freezer/cooler lighting and/or solar lighting

  • Low-maintenance design changes: installing northern climate roofs and/or low-shrink floors

  • Employee-friendly design changes: incorporating safety and comfort elements such as HVAC, high volume/low speed fans, automatic dock levelers and vehicle restraints

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