Distribution Center Design

Unlock every inch of your building’s potential. Turn to LIDD to design or improve your warehouse. Our smart operating models are driven by science. The difference is data.

Whether you are responding to growth or focused on improving efficiency, our experts work side-by-side with you to design a capital-justified operation.

Deploy capital wisely

From sizing to equipment selection, we base our recommendations on data. Our engineers, analysts, and designers dive deep into your end-to-end operations to ensure every design decision, from layout to sizing, is justified. 

Drive warehouse productivity

Identify operational gaps and inefficiencies to accomplish your KPIs faster. Our work drives throughput and maximizes capacity whether you are reconfiguring an existing operation or building from the ground up.

The difference is data

Others automate out of fear of falling behind. We consider the full range of possibilities, from highly robotic facilities to simple cart-driven operations. Our designs are always driven by operating models informed by millions of lines of data – so you don’t have to guess if that investment is a good idea.

Distribution center design capabilities.

Facility Sizing

Don’t rely on benchmarks or rules of thumb. Size your building and every function within it by relying on a flexible operating model leveraging your data and our hands-on expertise.

Operations Audits

From stock to dock, optimize operations by conducting a thorough analysis of current processes, assessing the gaps and developing comprehensive roadmaps for long-term success.

Materials Handling Design

Select the most-fitting conveyors, sortation, automation, and equipment considering your people, your software, and the unique costs of your operating environment.

Labor Productivity

Take confidence in a fully-integrated operating model. When opening a new facility or transitioning your operations, we define the activities of each role in your four-walls, and optimize their interactions with your systems and the operating flow.

Feasibility Studies

Capital is precious. We protect your spend with data-focused recommendations throughout the distribution center design process.


The risks of failure are grave. Rely on LIDD to tell truth from fiction to select and implement the right solutions. Our mature relationships with the major global integrators give you confidence that your best interests are driving your project.

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Our 100+ industry experts are trusted by clients in more than twenty countries. Let us help you design the distribution center of your dreams.

Charles Fallon


Charles has been working as a supply chain consultant since 1998. He has worked with clients at all levels of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers, in a wide array of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, garments and construction materials. He has extensive experience in supply chain strategy, technology, facility design & implementation and operations. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from McGill University in Montreal.

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David Beaudet

Senior Partner

David has worked on a wide range of logistics mandates across North America since 2004. He has been involved in network design, warehouse design and expansion, process re-engineering and the selection of warehouse management systems. His experience lies within all segments of the food industry, pharmaceuticals as well as industrial distribution. David holds a master’s degree in Logistics from HEC Montréal.

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Jennifer Hall


Jennifer has executed numerous distribution center design, expansion and implementation projects focusing on food, beverage and consumer goods. Her work involves helping clients design, justify and implement facilities’ infrastructure, e-commerce platforms and meal-solution operations. Jennifer holds a degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University.

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