A Tour of the ScanSource Distribution Center

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A Tour of the ScanSource Distribution Center

SS Comm_no tag_PMS.jpgThis week I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the ScanSource Communications Partner Conference, held in Memphis, TN.  The event brings together the strategic reseller and vendor partners that work with ScanSource Communications to create leading communications solutions.

Since the event was hosted in Memphis, the attendees had the unique opportunity to visit the ScanSource Distribution Center, located just outside the city limits.  Being a big fan of "How It's Made" programming on TV, I was sure to attend and soak up the noise and mass movement in the 600,000 square feet facility.

2011 095A.jpgHousing close to $30M in inventory with an order fulfillment accuracy rate of 99.9% is no small task.

2011 089A.jpgWhile at the facility, we were lucky to see a truck-load of AudioCodes media gateways in the receiving area.

2011 090A.jpgThe facility features a technologically advanced “picking, packing and shipping” conveyor system with 40 lanes.  The entire facility is air conditioned and protected by a 1 Megawatt generator that allows the facility to operate for over three days without power or refueling. 

We were also shown the 40,000 square feet of system integration space - where various components can be brought together, software loaded, configured and packaged ready for delivery right to the end-customer site.

2011 093A.jpgThanks to the folks at ScanSource, not only did we get an opportunity to network with many of our reseller partners, but I now have a new appreciation to the word "logistics" and the effort that goes behind prompt and accurate delivery of our media gateways and other products here in North America.

Now if they'd only tell me how to get out of here...

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Alan, I went to two shows this week, Metaswitch Forum and Interop NY and didn't see you at either (unusual). Now I know why. :-) thanks for the photos - informative piece.

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