Distribution Center Operations
This workflow template illustrates the day-to-day operation of company distribution centers (inventory checks, material receiving and storage, etc.). Purchase and download this template in PDF, Visio and PowerPoint formats and customize it to fit your organization. Or, use it to better understand Distribution Center Operations processes.
Related KPIs : On-Time Customer Order Delivery Rate, Cycle Time: Customer Order Processing, Inventory Shrinkage, Material Handling Damage, Peak Warehouse Capacity Used
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.
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Distribution Planning & Delivery
This workflow template illustrates the planning, scheduling and execution of customer order distribution, including order reception, route planning, delivery and more. Purchase and download...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Order Processing Staff, Warehouse Operations Staff, Delivery Staff, Fleet Management Staff