Unilin

UNILIN is a producer of laminate, parquet and vinyl, chipboard and MDF sheets, decorative panels, roof elements and insulation boards. Since 2005, UNILIN has been part of the American, listed Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Activities

  • Location study based on transport economy and modi
  • Feasibility study based on data analysis and logistics concept study
  • Net Present Value (NPV), Return on Investment (ROI)

Location and feasibility study for new CDC or expansion 2 RDC's

Expansion of the existing distribution centers is necessary in view of the real growth, which means that the physical distribution requirements can hardly be met.

Objectives

  • Extend existing DC's or place the physical distribution activities in one CDC? 
  • If one CDC is the best economical alternative, which type of building and logistical equipment is preferable to promote an efficient operational environment?

Advice

  • Location and transport:
    • One CDC at existing site or in the immediate vicinity
    • Intercompany transport via train
  • Type DC:
    • Block stacking for pallets Flooring (bulk)
    • Turret truck for pallets Floors (bulk)
    • AS / RS for pallets Floors (bulk)
    • Fully automatic pick zone for floors
    • Bulk / pick rack configuration for longgood accessories
    • Non-longgoods at level 0 of level 1
    • PE at level 0 with brand wall separation
    • "Desired goods" at level 0

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