Location: Franklin, MA
Industry: Supply chain/Logistics
INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY
Barrett Distribution Centers specializes in third-party logistics services and has developed a core competency in the warehousing and shipment of apparel, footwear, cosmetics, health and beauty, consumer electronics, food and houseware products. To shore up its prospects for future growth, Barrett Distribution Centers has recently increased its focus on ecommerce fulfillment and investments in technology. The company was an early adopter of a warehouse management system, which at the time required a large investment and leap of faith, but has paid great dividends in terms of improved operational efficiency and inventory control.
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The company’s success has also been fueled by its loyal employees, many of whom have been with Barrett Distribution Centers for years, and have grown into management and leadership positions. “This dedication and hard work of our people has helped grow the company significantly, and we want our employees to continue to grow both personally and professionally,” says Arthur Barrett, president of Barrett Distribution Centers. This year, the company will expand from 14 to 16 locations, and Barrett hopes to further extend its footprint to the Mid-Atlantic, the South and the West Coast.