Hurricane season is here. That's something the giant retail chain knows all about. Here's how Home Depot uses its supply chain to prepare for the before, during, and after.
Supply chain managers place orders in November, based on past storm data, so products like gas cans, generators, and plywood are stocked in three hurricane-specific distribution centers by June. Before Hurricane Gustav in 2008, 500 trucks full of supplies went to distribution centers.
Last updated August 09 2010: 5:06 AM ET