GlaxoSmithKline – Warehouse Design for Clinical Trials Unit

Amec were commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline to develop plans for a replacement of their existing warehouse and distribution centre for clinical trials products.  Amec appointed The Logistics Business to assist in the warehouse design aspect for the facility, which had to incorporate features that would support a future change of use to, perhaps, laboratory units, without major reconstruction or disruption to the site. Working within a project team incorporating architects, and operational management, The Logistics Business was responsible for analysis of available...

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Balfour Beatty – Zone Manager

Balfour Beatty have used Zone Manager on several projects. They were one of the key partners in the Joint Venture using Zone Manager to manage deliveries in the construction and fit-out of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. They also used Zone Manager for the Blackfriars Bridge Station Upgrade and more recently for Abbey Wood Station near Greenwich. Abbey Wood - BBRail

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Royal British Legion – Warehouse Management System Specification and Selection

The Royal British Legion Headquarters and Warehouse are located in Aylesford, Kent.  This site assembles and distributes order-packs annually to approximately 5,000 Poppy Appeal Organisers (PAOs) throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Charity also sells a large range of other items such as wreaths, ceremonial items and gift items with a poppy theme.  Orders are received for both the range of products held in stock and also for ‘special’ or personalised items throughout the year. The distribution function had...

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Pure Collection – Assesment of Warehouse Capacity Requirements

The success of the Pure Collection business has put considerable pressure on the warehousing operations in Knaresborough and more capacity will be required over the next few years. There is a need to keep distribution costs as low as possible and attention is now being given to how the capacity of the existing warehouse can be increased to extend its life before new buildings are required. It has been decided to seek external, expert support to enhance the work being...

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Pharmacy2U – Design of Automated Distribution Facilities

The Pharmacy2U online pharmaceuticals business offers innovative services for delivering prescription drugs direct to customers’ homes. It has seen continued and rapid growth and this success has demanded considerable investment in fulfilment services including the need for warehouse automation. The Logistics Business has worked with Pharmacy2U over several years to support this growth and investment.  Initially we modelled the business requirements to identify the future volumes, calculate the material flows around a proposed new operation and develop an outline concept...

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