ANIMAL Health International Inc. recently 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," explained Tim Witt, regional operations manager for 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 sq. ft., including a 4,800 sq. ft. 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 five customer service/call center specialists.
Safety systems and features include dock locks, a fire pump/sprinkler system and wire-guided lift equipment.
Animal Health International is a full-line animal health product, service and technology company that represents and distributes products for more than 1,000 manufacturers in the areas of companion animal, equine, beef and dairy cattle, poultry and swine.