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This workflow template illustrates the day-to-day operations of a typical distribution center, including inventory accuracy checks, restocking, material receiving and storage, and more. Purchase and download this template in PDF and Visio (VSD) formats and customize it to fit your organization. Or, use it to better understand Distribution Center Operations processes.Download a Free Sample of this Workflow Template
What is Distribution Center Operations?
Distribution Center Operations refers to a set of sub-processes and activities (inventory stocking, receiving, etc.) carried out within a company's network of distribution warehouses, or distribution centers. Distribution Center Operations sub-processes include inbound/outbound order processing, material quality checks (upon arrival as well as after storage), warehousing, inventory counting and restocking.
Which KPIs, or metrics, are typically used to measure this process?
The following metrics can be used measure Distribution Center Operations processes:
Which employees and/or departments are involved in this process?
The following parties are typically involved in Distribution Center Operations processes:
What is the purpose of these workflow templates?
Broken business processes pervade companies, large and small. Manual workarounds, downtime, errors and other waste is thought of as "the cost of doing business." Use our workflow templates as a starting point to document your own processes. Customize them to fit your business and add "call outs" for improvement opportunities.
How are these workflow templates created?
These workflow templates are the product of over 20 years of hands-on management consulting experience, as well as research performed by the OpsDog team. All of our workflows are mapped using the BPMN 2.0 specification.
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