Logistics centre planning always aims for efficient, fast and reliable delivery chain. With the growth of the e-commerce, the operation is increasingly kept running 24 hours a day, seven days a week as delivery times have shortened to 48 or even 24 hours. Storage technology is organized in a way it enables fast and reliable collecting and sending of goods. That being said, the design of many a logistics centre will require re-evaluating in the coming years.
Expensive delivery mistakes caused by demand for fast delivery can be minimised with effective operation control. The aim is to dispatch as large portion of the goods as possible on terminal principle so the goods are not stored at all. Logistics centre planning responds to these challenges with layout planning and by optimising material flows, whereupon traditional storage routines can be bypassed.