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FACILITIES

A LOOK
INSIDE
WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS SHOULD
EVALUATE FACILITY SERVICES. BY ERIC KIRCHHOEFER

Meeting customer expectations safely and cost effectively is often the biggest
concern in warehousing and
distribution environments.
To meet those objectives,
you depend on your facility to run effectively and
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efficiently. As consumer expectations, technology and
the retail landscape have
changed, you probably have
responded by making incremental changes to your facility services program over
the years.

It's also a good idea to examine your
program holistically from time to time.
Should you consider outsourcing to help
you reach your goals? Or if you already
outsource, how well is your current provider doing? Maybe it's time to make a
switch or integrate multiple services with
one company. Here's what to consider
when you're re-evaluating your facility
services program.
If you're not already outsourcing your
facility services, there are several good
reasons to consider it. The two primary factors that you should look at when
making the transition to outsourcing are
staffing and service quality.

STAFFING
When you hire in-house facility services
personnel, you carry the burden of managing those employees. They don't directly contribute to your core business
functions, but they still require adminis-


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