IKEA Distribution Center Tour
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In February 2015, IKEA opened its first inland North American Distribution Center in Minooka, Illinois with the goal of increasing storage capacity and improving store service levels. IKEA partnered with DSC Logistics to manage and operate the 850,000 square foot DC. Initially designed to support IKEA’s growing Store Delivery business in the Midwest, IKEA soon expanded the Minooka operation in February 2016 to include fulfillment for the Customer Distribution network, which ships product directly to a consumer’s home or to a Local Service Center for final delivery.
The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value – always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of the company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to the business model. IKEA’s aim is to help more people live a better life at home.
About The IKEA Group
“To create a better everyday life for the many people”, this is the IKEA vision. Our business idea is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them”. We work hard to achieve quality at affordable prices for our customers through optimizing our entire value chain, by building long-term supplier relationships, investing in highly automated production and producing large volumes. Our vision also goes beyond home furnishing. We want to create a better everyday for all people impacted by our business.
About DSC Logistics
DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations. Led by CEO Ann Drake, the first woman to receive CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award, DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other dynamic companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized supply chain solutions.
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