Animal Health International, Inc. officially opened its newest distribution center in Sioux Falls, S.D., servicing dairy, swine and poultry producer customers, large animal veterinary customers, companion and mixed animal veterinary practices, and dealer stores.
“Our Sioux Falls facility will service the needs of customers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota”, explains Tim Witt, Regional Operations Manager for the area with Animal Health International. “We’ve designed the distribution center with a focus on efficiently servicing our customers, targeting an industry leading time-to-delivery, and, of course, providing our employees with a safe working environment”.
The three-story facility measures 52,000 square feet, including a 4,800 square foot cooler. The facility is designed to use SAP’s eWM (Extended Warehouse Management) module in order to enhance pick, pack and ship accuracy, and manage inbound goods delivery and slotting. Staffing includes 18 warehouse personnel and 5 customer service/call center specialists.
Safety systems and features include dock locks, a fire pump/sprinkler system, and wire-guided lift equipment.
“Over 90% of our orders receive next-day service, and that’s important”, says Witt. “Our customers rely on Animal Health International and the products we provide to manage and grow their businesses. We’re pleased to be able to better service our long-time customers and new customers here in the Midwest through this new distribution center”.