The outsourcing quickly brought to light optimisation potential for internal processes, transportation, handling and warehousing. This led to action in 2018: the new central distribution warehouse for GANT was built in Duisburg. 4,500 shipments have been leaving there for stores, wholesalers and outlet centres in 28 countries every month since 2019. A warehouse management system maps the complete flow of materials for the high-value lifestyle products and fashion items produced by this retailer. As a result, shorts and winter overcoats from GANT change places in international shop windows at precisely the right time of year.