Zone Manager Example Configurations

Zone Manager provides benefits for small and large operations alike. From a small site with a single gate and a couple of unloading areas to a multi-project site with many gates, unloading areas and cranes. Below are some examples of how the Zone Manager has been used. Media City, Manchester MediaCityUK is a major 200 acre site which will, when complete, have over 7 million sq. ft of new and refurbished floor space for business, retail and residential property.  It...

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Successful project management – A game of Snakes and Ladders

Tackling major projects is something that most companies do infrequently, and subsequently they don’t always have the skills in house to ensure success. As these projects move through various stages, from conception to implementation, including concept, planning and design, specification, tendering, supplier selection, contract negotiation, implementation and testing, different skills, experience and expertise are required. But this leads to the first dilemma - how to ensure the continuity and clarity of objective that is required from conception through to implementation,...

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The World is in Turmoil

Riots in the streets, stock markets yo-yoing, currencies in free fall, credit ratings being hit - and all to the backdrop of politicians trying to pass the buck and hope that the problems go away. With so much uncertainty you might therefore be unsurprised to learn that more and more companies are investing in sales forecasting systems in the hope that this will cast some light on what customers are going to buy. But can a sales forecasting system cope...

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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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