Ascena Retail Group Opens Ecommerce Fulfillment Center

June 8, 2015 Topics: Media, News

Sedlak celebrated with client Ascena Retail Group, Inc., at the formal opening of its world-class ecommerce fulfillment center in Greencastle, Indiana on May 14. Ascena, a family of leading retail brands, converted an old retail distribution facility it acquired with its purchase of Charming Shoppes in 2012.

Sedlak was contracted to retrofit the 450,000 sq. ft. facility to support the relocation of separate 3PL e-fulfillment operations of Ascena’s five brands into a consolidated, in-house operation with capabilities to support future growth. Sedlak finalized the facility and material handling systems design, developed building modification criteria and equipment specifications, and provided project management for vendor selection, installation, IT integration and implementation.

The highly automated facility incorporates advanced material handling technology, including multi-shuttle miniload, Eurosorter, and high-speed sortation. “Bringing the fulfillment operations of all five brands in-house has reduced Ascena’s operating costs by about 50 percent,” said Sedlak Project Executive Lou Cerny. “Ergonomic technologies and planned future voice-directed picking are expected to further enhance these savings.”

About Ascena Retail Group, Inc

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., is a leading specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women under the Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands; and for tween girls under the Justice brand.

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