Peach State's Dean Starovasnik to Lead Seminar Session on Facility Design at ProMat 2013

How To Design A Distribution Center For Supply Chain Optimization Without A Calibrated Crystal Ball And With Lessons From A 50-Year-Old Battleship

ATLANTA – Dean Starovasnik, practice director, Distribution Engineering Design at Peach State Integrated Technologies will conduct an advanced-level seminar session at ProMat 2013 in Chicago, IL on Monday January 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Starovasnik’s presentation is titled “Design A Facility For Five Years? I'm Not Sure About The Next Five Minutes!” and will focus on overcoming the challenges of configuring a new distribution center while accounting for a wide variety of factors. Most significant of these is calculating the future requirements on a facility given the rapidity of change in today's supply chain environment. Since most logistics teams are not equipped with a calibrated crystal ball, the presentation will examine realistic methods that can be used to develop an image of the future state in which the new facility will operate.

“Key take-aways from this session will be actionable ideas on how to support design development of a new distribution center with some thoughts, techniques and tricks to ensure the facility can adapt and survive in the future,” states Starovasnik. “I will share some unique lessons I learned during my years of sailing a 50-year-old battleship in a modern warfare environment in developing solutions to adapt 'on the fly' with minimal impact to ongoing operations.”

Starovasnik is an 18-year industry veteran and has extensive experience in material handling systems, and global supply chain consulting and engineering. He began his professional career as a naval officer specializing in surface warfare and space operations. Starovasnik is a regular speaker at industry conferences, the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, and Georgia Tech's Industrial Engineering graduate school. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations) from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Peach state will be exhibiting in booth 3956 at ProMat 2013 which is being held January 21-24, 2013 at Chicago's McCormick Place and is sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America®. Registration to attend is free.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Peach State provides end-to-end supply chain and material handling systems consulting, engineering, implementation and integration services that increase productivity, reduce cost, mitigate risks and improve customer service for their global clientele. Since 1975, leading manufacturing and distribution companies have selected Peach State for innovative supply chain solutions.

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