With more than 1,000 vendors represented and up to 12,000 items in stock, the Franklin Distribution Center acts as a supply point for TSC stores within a 300-to-400-mile radius, similar to its other cross-country DC’s. Adding approximately 90 to 100 new stores per year, TSC is focused on efficiently expanding its supply chain capacity to support retail store growth; maintain appropriate stock levels; control costs; and safeguard customers’ loyalty and business.
Formula for success
The partnership between TSC and Hy-Tek is a win-win, thanks to Hy-Tek’s proven record of successful integration and implementation.
“There are a lot of integration companies in the U.S.,” said Guschke. “In Tractor Supply Company’s experience however, the success of a project like our Franklin DC depends heavily on implementation. It is critical to use an integrator with the experience, skills and capabilities necessary to deliver on-time and on-budget. That’s what makes Hy-Tek such a valued partner to Tractor Supply.”
On deck for TSC & Hy-Tek is a new distribution center in Macon, Georgia. Additionally, Hy-Tek will begin installing and implementing a material handling system similar to the Franklin DC In January 2013. Slated to be operational by summer 2013, the Macon DC will further enhance Tractor Supply’s ability to deliver quality merchandise, unsurpassed service and fair pricing to its customers—in retail stores and online.