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  1. 1. What is a distribution center? Prepared by Mark Farrington
  2. 2. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Trucking zones for Commercial Distribution Center Inc. </li></ul>- http:// www.cdcinc.com/distribution.html
  3. 3. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Size: 880,000 feet 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Employs: 600 people </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $40 million </li></ul>Wal-mart distribution center in Yakima, WA - http://www.djc.com/news/re/11151820.html
  4. 4. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Target distribution center </li></ul>- http://www.oertelarchitects.com/target%20distribution%20center.html
  5. 5. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Wal-mart </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – 40 distribution centers across US </li></ul><ul><li>85% of goods available in stores passed through a distribution center </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution centers serviced by 3500 company-owned trucks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trucks replenish goods twice a week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P Mohan Chandran. Walmart’s supply chain management practices. ICMR case collection. www.icmrindia.org </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Wal-mart </li></ul><ul><li>Trucks arrive throughout day at a store, wait until night, and unload at 2 hour intervals (ex. 1am, 3am, 5am for 3 trucks) </li></ul><ul><li>Stores receive goods within 48 hours of ordering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P Mohan Chandran. Walmart’s supply chain management practices. ICMR case collection. www.icmrindia.org </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Distribution Centers <ul><li>Walmart </li></ul><ul><li>1,000,000 square feet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(about 10 Wal-mart retail stores) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>~250 dock doors </li></ul><ul><li>Can serve Wal-mart stores over multiple states </li></ul><ul><li>Operate 24/7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.walmartfacts.com/wal-mart-distribution-centers.aspx </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>P Mohan Chandran. Walmart’s supply chain management practices. ICMR case collection. www.icmrindia.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oertelarchitects.com/target%20distribution%20center.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.walmartfacts.com/wal-mart-distribution-centers.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.djc.com/news/re/11151820.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cdcinc.com/distribution.html </li></ul>

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