Citi Trends

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Business Objectives

  • The DC utilized a very manual flow through process with little on-site storage other than work-in-progress. This caused accuracy and productivity to be less than desired
  • The expansion and modification of the Darlington Distribution Center needed to meet Citi Trends growth goal of 800 retail stores
  • Bastian needed to keep the current system operational while expanding and improving operations
  • The original Darlington DC was outfitted with a used conveyor system which was never properly installed or fully operational
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Citi Trends Distribution Center

Citi Trends Fashion for Less is a value priced family apparel retailer with over 200 stores in the southeast, mid-Atlantic region and Texas.

Citi Trends' success as a value retailer resulted in the need to expand their original distribution center in Darlington, SC. The original DC utilized a very manual flow through process with little on-site storage other than work-in-progress, which caused accuracy and productivity to be less than desired. Bastian needed to keep the original system operational while expanding and improving operations.

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  • Bastian reworked/configured approximately 6,108 feet of existing conveyor, and installed/integrated approximately 4,389 feet of used conveyor to reduce Citi Trends costs
  • Bastian exceeded System Design Rates for both the Pack Sorter and the Shipping Sorter
  • Citi Trends is experiencing increased efficiency and improved ergonomics.
  • The project was completed on-time and under budget without disrupting Citi Trends seasonal operations
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