Fujitsu – Outsourcing exercise for Configuration Services

Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group and is one of the leading IT solutions companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the Financial services, Telecommunications, Retail and Government markets.  In the UK, the Technical Integration Centre (TIC) comprises a 12m high bay semi-automated warehouse building, covering an area of 141,000 sq. ft.  This includes over 12,000 pallet spaces with the capability of...

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WEG, Brazil – Supply Chain Modelling of European Network

WEG is a Brazilian based, multinational manufacturer of electric motors and related electrical products.  It has manufacturing units in five Countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico and Portugal) and Commercial Branches in 21, covering all five continents with sales of almost three billion US dollars in 2007.  It competes worldwide with the likes of ABB and Siemens.  The company has a strong presence in Europe with sales and distribution facilities in eight Countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and...

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Sony DADC – Warehouse Picking Systems Design

In August, 2011 at the height of the riots that afflicted London, the Enfield distribution centre of Sony DADC, was set alight and the building, together with all stocks of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs was totally destroyed. Over the weeks that followed the Sony team worked all hours to set up an interim facility and customer service was soon re-established.  But then began the task of re-building in Enfield which included a warehouse picking systems design. An early decision was...

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Travis Perkins – Supply Chain Review

Travis Perkins is one of the largest Builders’ Merchants in the UK.  Its product range covers many hundreds of thousands of lines and it has a very high number of suppliers.  A small number of suppliers deliver centrally via the Company’s DC in Northampton but most deliver direct to the branches. The Company was considering a number of options for improving its management of the supply chain and wanted to look more closely at the options for use of a...

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NHS Camden – Review of Logistics Processes & Material Flows

NHS Camden is the operating name for Camden Primary Care Trust (PCT). It is the NHS organisation responsible for providing healthcare for people who live in Camden. It serves a population of about 220,000 people and manages an annual budget of some £450 million. St Pancras Hospital is one of several hospitals within NHS Camden. It specialises in providing care for older patients with memory and mental health problems. St Pancras Hospital is based on an old site dating back...

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