RSPB – Supply Chain Improvement

A significant income stream for this leading bird and environmental protection charity is the sale of products directly related to wild bird welfare (food, nest boxes etc.), as well as gifts, lifestyle and other items that its supporters demand. Traditionally this market has been served through licensing arrangements in which the RSPB Brand is used to sell the products with a proportion of the income given to the Charity. With significant growth forecast for this sector and recognising that their...

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NHS Islington PCT – Supply Chain Process Review for Flu Pandemic Plans

Islington PCT appointed The Logistics Business to develop the logistics planning tools and processes for the distribution of anti-viral drugs and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the anti-viral collection points, social care providers and even local prisons. Through meetings with the PCT staff and a review of the existing emergency plans, consultants from The Logistics Business documented the process flows and quickly identified the critical requirements. This enabled them to highlight potential logistics problems and recommend solutions for dealing with...

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iForce – Increasing Capacity and Service Levels of Picking Warehouse

Oursourced e-fulfilment specialist iForce was facing a good problem to have - more business from key customer John Lewis Direct. Their targets were therefore increased throughput and higher levels of customer service. These were achieved with the help of The Logistics Business. The Logistics Business brought fresh thinking and insight, together with analysis of the operation and influence over the final solutions. The revised solution was to pick from shelving and ground floor racking, increasing the maximum picking throughput dramatically....

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Electronic Device Retailer

The Logistics Business has recently completed a project to devise a same day delivery transport network model for a major Electronic Device Retailer. The Project provided the client with the infrastructure, stock holding and costs of a network of hubs and delivery vehicles to provide a same day delivery service anywhere in the UK. The Logistics Business suite of i-flow models was used to develop the supply chain network and costs. Geographic Models Initially, data on the existing operations was collected...

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Estee Lauder – Assesment of Future Warehousing Requirements

Estee Lauder U.K. called upon The Logistics Business when they decided to expand their U.K. distribution operation and replace a number of outside storage locations with a central distribution facility. The Logistics Business used iFlow, our own in-house interactive modelling and analysis tool, to examine the available throughput data, undertake Pareto analysis for each of the 13 different brands and apply a variety of what-if scenarios to establish future requirements. iFlow provided the ability to examine the implications of different...

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