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DSV Manages The Up-Fitting of a New Distribution Center & Inventory Relocation For Large Chemical Company

Project Management Customer Case

SITUATION

A large chemical company was preparing to open a new 300,000 square foot distribution center. The client was seeking the necessary project management rigor and controls to effectively upfit and lay out the building to the specific needs of the operation, implement and manage the new operation, and consolidate its other sites into this new facility without causing any disruption to their operation. 

KEYS TO SUCCESS: 

Evaluate facility layout 

DSV needed to evaluate the facility layout (setup and design) to ensure code requirements were understood and met during development.  We then determined quantity and type of Material Handling Equipment, warehouse supplies and office furniture that was required and managed those purchases.

Successful inventory relocation  

Our team managed the relocation of inventory from current sites to the new distribution center. This effort included ensuring all inventory was organized and accounted for before it moved. Prior to moving the inventory, the building required inventory location setup and signage, completed in conjunction with implementation of the Warehouse Management System. 

RESULTS 

Relocating warehouses requires specific organizational skills and intense planning. Our Logistics Solutions team defined goals and success criteria, created a project management plan, and broke it into smaller tasks to make sure that all stages of the project were on time and successfully completed.

Over 180 project tasks and action items, including office expansion, zoning, indoor and outdoor signage, and procurement, were successfully completed ahead of the client’s schedule due to the knowledge, professionalism, and business understanding of the DSV teams. Normally, this kind of project would take up to 6 months. This project required DSV employees being on-site for weeks at a time, including evenings and weekends. Operational requirements and expertise were always kept in focus to ensure the client was satisfied with the result.

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