Within 2 years, the number of manufacturers, retailers, and ecommerce companies using “multiple DCs with the source of fulfillment determined by business rules for the order” will rise from 23.5 percent to 49.4 percent.
To be more competitive in today’s omnichannel environment, many companies are exploring alternatives to traditional supply chain practices. “Companies are strategically expanding their number of DCs with a goal of getting closer to the end customer, moving products through the supply chain faster and minimizing transportation costs.” says Perry Belcastro, Saddle Creek’s vice president of fulfillment.
Many companies are opting to leverage the resources of a 3PL with an established distribution network and experienced staff in place, allowing them to realize the benefits of a multi-node network without the associated overhead commitment. Saddle Creek’s nationwide network of facilities allows us to deliver products quickly and cost-effectively. Our robust OMS can automatically route your orders to the best location to meet your customers’ delivery expectations – often within two business days.