The ability to pull information from disparate sources into one console is critical to successful distribution analytics. Tableau has powerful features that let you do this, including built-in geocoding, data blending and cross-data source triggers, support for WMS mapping services, connectivity to external web services and built-in calculation support.
In this visualization the logistics system that Tableau connects to includes knowledge about fulfillment centers (FCs) and retail locations. You can see the distance from the FC has been color coded, while size is based upon tonnage. A link to web based directions provided by Google is also included below.