Benefits of consolidating distribution centers
The project soon expanded beyond implementing standards."This project was about productivity, but it was also about understanding our inbound variability and the impact that has on productivity," Theriault says. 24, 2001--Barnes Distribution, a business unit of Barnes Group Inc.(NYSE: B), today announced further consolidations of its distribution centers.The liquor store network and distributors are both served at a case level, but they have only 20 products in common.SAQ works from two unionized DCs in the Quebec province: one in Montreal, the other in Quebec City.
A container may house a single product from one supplier, multiple products from a single supplier, or multiple products from multiple suppliers.
The Shelbyville location will continue to serve as a procurement, bulk storage and re-packaging facility.
"Reducing our total number of distribution centers was a key value driver behind the Bowman/Curtis integration we initiated last year.
The Atlanta distribution center will close by the end of the fourth quarter 2001.
In addition, the distribution of product from Barnes Distribution's Shelbyville, Kentucky location will cease in the second quarter 2002.
Employees at the affected facilities will be considered for positions at other Barnes Distribution locations.