The logistics project in China: combining long distances and a diverse range of activities
When planning their development strategy, Decathlon’s logistics teams in China take into account the need to rein in stock dispersal.
In 2 years, the logistics network has expanded from 2 warehouses with a combined surface area of 64,000m² to 4 logistics hubs covering 334,000m². Each logistics hub comprises 4 buildings each with an area of 20,000m², organised into small teams for individual sports. The 4 hubs cover all major import warehouse and distribution platform functions, reducing transport requirements by 20%.
This set-up sees 1,500 logistics specialists supply our 172 stores and our online retail customers in timeframes of between 20 and 40 hours. Transport teams also organise domestic and international transport for the purposes of production. Sports facilities are also provided, with a view to strengthening team spirit and enabling our team mates to play around fifteen different sports.