For years, Chicago Consulting has published its annual list of the 10 Best Warehouse Networks, which is based on an analysis of the lowest possible transit lead-times to customers represented by the U.S. population. Apparently even distribution channels can be "green" because this year the consulting firm has renamed its list as the 10 Best Lean-Green Warehouse Networks. Curiously, the criterion for choosing these networks remains identical to previous years.
At any rate, the goal is to help manufacturers and distributors identify the shortest distance between a warehouse and customers, so that the fewest number of truck miles have to be driven, and customers will receive shipments in the shortest amount of time.
Source: Industry Week, http://industryweek.com
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