There has been, I believe, a certain degree of a “step-child” approach to DC’s and warehouses;
it’s called putting it on the “back burner”. It’s all that stuff done “back there” - by the “Picker-
Packer-Rack-Stackers”, It’s sometimes often done under severe constraints; whether it’s space,
obsolete storage methods, outdated receiving and picking methods, the absence of or under-utilization of technology, etc.
Howard W. Coleman has worked with over 145 clients in distribution management and manufacturing consulting engagements.