Orgill’s new DC will serve as a testing ground for logistics best practices

Orgill is nearing completion of its newest distribution centre, this one in Rome, N.Y. The 780,000-square-foot facility is using logistics systems and innovations that Orgill plans to study and roll out to other DCs in the future.

It was designed using what’s known as a very narrow-aisle (VNA) layout. True to its name, this format uses aisles that are more narrowly spaced and special equipment to navigate those aisles. The narrower aisle spacing allows for more merchandise to be stocked in less space. It also features such as utilizing a multi-tiered conveyor system instead of the traditional spiral conveyor.