February 2007, Cambrai FRANCE
Consultleague is proud to announce that Columbia sportswear has recently "gone-live" in their 300,000 square foot expansion of their European Distribution Center in Cambrai, France. This expansion doubled the space available in this facility. This is the second of three planned phases that will bring the total facility to its maximum size of 900,000 square feet. The first phase was completed in 2002. Since its inception, this facility has ranked as the #1 distribution center in Europe for customer satisfaction in delivery of apparel and footwear products throughout the European Union.
Consultleague was a key component of the initial successful project and was very pleased to be invited to work on the expansion. Our contributions included the original site building and land use concepts, the design of the process, the layout of the equipment, the selection of the supplier partners, ongoing design and installation support, development and use of systems acceptance test regimens. Consultleague also provided the project management resource for this expansion. Project management responsibility included both the building construction and process equipment / systems expansions.
We are pleased to have been a part of this successful project. The expansion was completed to the schedule and total cost was less than the budgeted amount. The expansion met or exceeded all original goals and specifications.
We have been privileged to be a consulting resource to Columbia Sportswear for over 10 years and having the opportunity to contribute to many large and small projects during this timeframe.