Joules – Warehouse Property Search and Warehouse Design

Joules is a fashion designer and retailer of casual clothing for women, men and children. Their product is mostly sourced from the Far East and sold through a chain of stores in the UK, including an online store. In addition, product is supplied wholesale to a wide range of retailers in the UK and internationally. Overview In 2010 Joules realised that its existing distribution centre in Corby would be unable to meet the considerable growth projections of the business and...

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Ministry of Defence – Logistics strategy

Within its extensive range of storage facilities the MOD has DSDC Donnington, an automated store designed with 10 storage spurs to prevent major loss through fire. Since its opening in 1985 it has met its objectives but has not received any significant investment to adapt it to a changing role. The Logistics Business were asked to recommend the most appropriate long term logistics strategy for this building’s development. Holding over 97,000 pallets, it is served by automated cranes and AGVs, all...

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Arco – Improving Warehouse Automation

Arco is the UK’s largest distributor of safety equipment and workwear. The company stocks over 22,000 products and reaches its customers through its extensive product catalogue, interactive website and 40 strong local branch network. The Logistics Business was recently contracted  for improving warehouse automation and to identify expansions to an automated picking system for Arco because business growth has led to bottlenecks in their existing automated warehouse systems. Both the design of the automated system and business growth were therefore modelled by...

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The Disney Store – End-to-End Supply Chain Review

The Disney Store Ltd. operates more than 200 retail stores in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Distribution to all European markets takes place from the European Distribution Centre (EDC) at Magna Park which commenced operations in 2000. Since 2000 the business has grown significantly and although the basic layout has not changed, the operations have been adapted to match the changing requirements of the business. An end-to-end supply chain review concluded that the Magna Park location was satisfactory...

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