I had a really great opportunity today to check out our central distribution warehouse just across the Denmark/Germany border in Flensburg.
It was my first time seeing a live full scale distribution and logistics center, and it was overwhelming. Almost 1 million pieces on stock in 2 huge buildings. Think Ikea self-serve warehouse X 20!!
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Familiar with the complete other end of the product lifecycle (factories and production), it was very interesting to see warehouse and packing process, to get a better idea of all the steps required before a shoe I design gets to a consumer.
At the distribution center I saw the full process of recieving the goods from the supplier via truck, orders from the database, and picking the stock from the shelves and packing to be sent to a store. amazing!