GE Appliances Expedites Investments to Lead a New Era of Smart Distribution
Today GE Appliances (GEA) opened its new $55 million Area Distribution Center (ADC) in Commerce, Ga. This smart warehouse is the newest addition to the company’s $150 million national investment to expand its distribution network. The latest investment in Jackson County gives GEA’s expanded distribution network the ability to deliver in one day to 90 percent of the U.S.
“GEA has the leading distribution network in the appliance industry, and we’re applying the best in smart technology to take a quantum leap forward on our journey to serve customers better,” said Mark Shirkness, vice president of distribution for GE Appliances. “Today’s consumer researches, shops and buys across various channels—from physical stores to online stores. In this omnichannel world, consumers are empowered, and they want their products now—or as close to now as possible. At GE Appliances, the owner is boss, and our infrastructure investments are designed to exceed our owners’ expectations.”
The Southeast Region Appliance Distribution Center is the first GEA warehouse to blend digital intelligence with agility to manage and deliver large products with world-class service and cost. At the opening of the facility, the company unveiled several distribution innovations, including: