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Unformatted text preview: Gordon Food Service Tour Driving up to the Gordon Food Service plant I was amazed at the size of the place, most particular the height of the building. Gerry Cooke, Customer Hospitality Manager for GFS and our tour guide told me that it is cheaper for the company to expand up than to spread out over more land and that’s the reason for the 110 foot high structure. Going through the building I couldn’t help but be amazed at the speed of the facility. This place has the capacity for receiving 200,000 cases a day and ship up to 150,000 cases per day. The distributing process is by far the most amazing thing about the GFS center. The GFS distribution system works on an impressive scale. In fact, for every 150,000 cases shipped there are only 6 mistakes. That is an extremely small number of mistakes for such a huge and fast process. Cases come in the 15 receiving doors and get put onto pallets and a huge and fast process....
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course HTM 213 taught by Professor Sisson during the Fall '07 term at Grand Valley State.
- Fall '07