GXO Logistics, Inc. and Saks have revealed that the new GXO e-fulfilment center in Middletown, Pennsylvania, has begun shipping directly to customers nationwide as part of an innovative strategy to meet the surge in demand for luxury fashion heading into the holiday shopping season
The e-fulfilment center represents the first time the two companies have collaborated.
Saks is using GXO Direct, a shared space distribution network (pioneered by GXO in North America) that enables businesses to position inventory close to target customers while reducing fixed costs and transit times. The solution helps lower shipping miles and CO2 emissions by reducing the need for expedited air transportation, which is six times more carbon-intensive than over-the-road transport, while providing flexibility for rapid shifts in inventory as demand changes. The facility will deploy GXO’s advanced automation, including collaborative robots, to optimize efficiency, improve accuracy and enhance the employee experience.