WATERLOO, Iowa (August 22, 2018)—VGM Group announced it has expanded the footprint of its fulfillment division with the opening of a resupply distribution center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 40,000 square-foot warehouse is virtually a turnkey operation and is staffed with 22 existing employees that are familiar with CPAP resupply.
“This is an exciting opportunity for VGM to expand our footprint,” said Jeremy Stolz, president of VGM Fulfillment. “The facility is very similar to our operations in Waterloo. We’re integrating our technology to streamline the production capabilities at the warehouse all while welcoming 22 new associates to the VGM family.”
According to Stolz, VGM Fulfillment’s existing CPAP resupply program, which packs and ships more than two million orders annually, coupled with the recent launch of its compression stocking resupply program, are key factors in the decision to expand south and east.
“Expanding our operations to a logistics hub such as Nashville allows us to route some of our resupply order volume to the new facility—ensuring that patients located in the southern and eastern United States will receive their orders even quicker, resulting in greater patient satisfaction,” stated Stolz. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth year over year. This expansion will allow us to ship more packages per day all while improving transit times.”
Another factor in having a second location is to help with disaster recovery. In the event of a natural disaster at either the location in Iowa or Tennessee, orders can still be processed and shipped as recovery begins at the impacted site.
As part of the transition, VGM’s management and support teams have met with the employees already working in the Nashville warehouse and have begun the onboarding process and installation of new equipment. Operations are set to begin on September 4, 2018.