distribution center

  

Definition

Facility that is usually smaller than a firm's main warehouse and is used for receipt, temporary storage, and redistribution of goods according to the customer orders as they are received. Also called branch warehouse or distribution warehouse.

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  • You should try to have the best possible distribution center you can so that it can always be relied upon to work efficiently.

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  • It is very important that you have someone competent running your distribution center so that things don't get backed up there.

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  • We had to stop by the distribution center to see if our orders were going to be shipped soon, or not.

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