This strategic investment will better enable the continued development of multichannel customer fulfillment, whilst improving product availability and reducing delivery lead times, the Group said.
With 17 businesses across 1,900 locations in the UK, the Travis Perkins Group's current supply chain operations are extensive. The continued expansion of the branch network means the Group's requirement for additional supply chain capacity is rising. The new RDC will meet that need and will supplement the Group's existing distribution operations across the UK.
Construction of the new RDC is expected to begin in mid-2013 with commissioning anticipated for early 2015. It will allow progressive deployment of further supply chain efficiency initiatives, which are expected to reduce the Group's operating cost and inventory.
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