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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Steelcase – Transport and Storage Analysis

Steelcase are the leading supplier of quality office furniture, with manufacturing facilities in over 27 locations, approximately 13,000 employees, and more than 650 dealer locations around the world. Steelcase are developing their business in the UK. To support this strategy they commissioned The Logistics Business to evaluate their distribution and transport network, and determine how it could be developed to accommodate the growth in their retail outlets. The current distribution and transport network was evaluated and modelled from information collected...

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Technicolor – Warehouse Design and Project Management

Technicolor’s clients include the BBC, Disney and Paramount, for whom they distribute Hollywood blockbusters to retail outlets. Recognising that their existing warehouse would be operating beyond capacity, Technicolor decided to employ The Logistics Business. Careful analysis, designs were drawn up to expand the capacity of the existing warehouse facility. The solution required a mezzanine floor, to be installed while the busy warehouse was still operating, plus new flow and pallet racking, fork lift trucks and conveyors. Moving materials vertically is...

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