Amazon has a reputation for efficient and economic shipping. Amazon achieves this with their large regional distribution centers.
Knowing how to organize distribution centers is a competitive advantage. Toby Gooley asked some of the best logistics experts for their insights on centralized vs decentralized distribution centers.
For some companies, a single centralized returns processing center is the right way to go. But, as is the case with any business decision, each option has its upsides and downsides.
The article is a good examination of the pros and cons of central vs regional distribution centers.