Thursday, October 07, 2010

From Harsco, Super Center concept

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Harsco Corp. Thursday announced the debut of a new logistics super center business concept for the Harsco Infrastructure—Americas region with the launch of its first prototype center in LasVegas to serve the southwestern United States.

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The super center model brings together Harsco's rental equipment resources for scaffolding, shoring and forminginto a network of fully equipped, region-level hub locations specificallydesigned by a team of outside industrial supply chain experts to moreefficiently and effectively serve larger geographic areas. The Las Vegascenter, for example, will replace various non-customer-facingfunctions previously done in Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, andPhoenix.

In addition, the new super centers will feature state of the art technologies such as a world-classwarehouse management system expressly designed to service customersfaster, better, and more efficiently. To ensureseamless continuity of service, customers will continue to be servedlocally by sales, engineering, customer service, and other necessaryresources,including the expedient availability of equipment.

“This is a new way of doing business for us that willdeliver more integrated solutions and greater value to ourcustomers,” said Harsco Infrastructure CEO Ivor Harrington, who joined Harsco inJuly. “Our next phase of implementation will replicatethis model across North America with additional centers in keystrategic locationsin the United States and Canada.

“Our broadly-based, multi-branch model of the past wasright for its time, but today’s climate requires a differentsolution,” said Harrington. “Our intent is not only to change withthe times, but to lead that change.”