In planning for a new European distribution center, the client determined their space needs assuming the same methods of operation as their current facility. In a Second Opinion Design, Distribution Design defined how they could improve the existing operation at a lower capital cost. The improved operation achieved greater storage and throughput in a smaller facility. The space reduction and the productivity savings saved $1,400,000 in Year 1. The client’s return on investment for the consulting fees will be about 6,600%.