Markpointe is uniquely positioned to provide world-class recruitment services in the distribution and logistics sector. With our extensive network of highly skilled candidates, you can trust that we can find the perfect candidate. We are here to assist you safely and comfortably, supplementing your workforce with highly qualified and reliable personnel.
The Difference Between Distribution and Warehouse
Generally, a warehouse is commonly used to store goods for long periods. On the other end, distribution centers are known for concentrating on creating a considerably fast turnover of commodities.
Essentially, distribution centers are a temporary but necessary stop for items going through the order processing and order fulfillment processes. These facilities tend to be smaller than a company’s home warehouse because it is used only for temporary storage until the items can be distributed.
Logistics is responsible for actively overseeing the flow of goods between their original starting point and their ultimate destination, especially ensuring that legal requirements and customer expectations are met. Logistics deals mainly with planning and directing the flow of information while distribution is where the action is taken on the plans.
Examples of roles in the distribution and logistics sectors:
- Warehouse Worker
- CDL Driver
- Fleet Manager
- Forklift Driver
- Order Builder | Product Handler
- Fleet Maintenance Director
- Logistics Coordinator
- Picker / Packer
Markpointe is diversified across several industries within the Logistics sector and provides world class service and flexibility to both our clients and contractors. Our employees, and hundreds of affiliated contractors, our geographical reach and pool of skilled candidates is unmatched in the industry.
Markpointe recruiters have the extensive knowledge and networks to find the right candidate within a range of Distribution disciplines. To see a full list of our disciplines, please click here.
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What is the Difference Between Distribution and Warehouse?
The basic difference between a warehouse and a distribution center can be found in the length of storage and immediate operation. A warehouse is usually used to store goods for longer periods of time, while distribution centers concentrate on faster turnover (or throughput) of goods.
A distribution warehouse is a building and a place where items for distribution are stored. In other words, it serves as storage for products. A principal part of the order processing element and order fulfillment process, the distribution center is a facility.
Facilities are usually smaller than a company’s main warehouse and they are used to receive, store temporarily, and redistribute goods.
What is Logistics?
Logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations.
The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security. Logistics mainly cover planning and information flow whereas distribution more often describes the physical movement of goods.
One definition of business logistics speaks of “having the right item in the right quantity at the right time at the right place for the right price in the right condition to the right customer”.
Why use Markpointe?
Markpointe recruiters have extensive knowledge and networks to find the right candidate within a range of Distribution or Logistics disciplines. To see a full list of our disciplines, please click here.