Topeka, Kansas, Payless Shoe Source plans to open a second product replenishment facility in the western United States. The additional facility will supply merchandise to the company’s stores located west of the Rocky Mountains. The estimated opening date of the new center, whose exact location is still being determined, is summer of 2007.
The announcement follows several months of analysis of the company’s supply chain that was initiated to identify opportunities to improve speed-to-market and to better support the chain’s merchandising position with customers. By adding a second replenishment facility in the west, Payless expects to improve customer satisfaction by shortening product delivery times to its stores.