Case Studies

Ministry of Defence – Logistics strategy

Within its extensive range of storage facilities the MOD has DSDC Donnington, an automated store designed with 10 storage spurs to prevent major loss through fire. Since its opening in 1985 it has met its objectives but has not received any significant investment to adapt it to a changing role. The Logistics Business were asked…

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Tesco Dotcom – Design of Specialised Fulfilment Facility for Online Food Shopping

Tesco’s “Dotcom Only Store” (DCOS) in Aylesford has proved to be so successful that they recently decided to open another in Greenford. The Aylesford store, which opened in October 2008, provides the fulfilment service for Tesco grocery home shopping for most of Kent, and replaced picking and delivery from a number of Tesco supermarkets in…

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National Grid – Warehouse Desgin and Logistics Operation Improvement

National Grid now has just a single Distribution Centre, located in Birmingham, which supplies low value, high throughput spares and components for gas projects throughout the UK. Originally a regional gas store, the site now provides each of its engineers with two deliveries per week via a network of 23 logistics centres. The site also…

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The Disney Store – End-to-End Supply Chain Review

The Disney Store Ltd. operates more than 200 retail stores in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Distribution to all European markets takes place from the European Distribution Centre (EDC) at Magna Park which commenced operations in 2000. Since 2000 the business has grown significantly and although the basic layout has not changed, the…

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Sainsbury’s – Warehouse Automation

Sainsburys embarked on one of the largest automation projects ever undertaken to replace almost their entiredistribution infrastructure with a series of new, highly automated installations. The Logistics Business were retained on a number of sub-projects to add technical expertise where it did not exist in-house.  

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