Case Studies

Iceland – Automated Pick and Sortation System Review

The Logistics Business have undertaken a number of projects for Iceland at their Deeside distribution centre. The first was a study of the Automated Pick and Sortation System installed in the 1980’s. Whilst it had provided good service to Iceland over the years, it had become increasingly unreliable in part due to not having used suitable…

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MandM Direct – Warehouse Design

MandM Direct is one of the UK’s largest on-line clothing retailers. Established over 20 years ago and employing around 500 people, the Leominster-based e-retailer has seen its business go from strength to strength. M and M Direct chief executive Steve Robinson recognised the need to have the capacity in place to realise his growth plans…

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Tesco Direct – Design of E-Fulfilment Facilities

Tesco needed to fulfil the promise of a new internet retailing arm Tesco Direct, and this required the rapid transformation of a traditional warehouse operation to cater for the very different demands of multi-channel retailing. They appointed The Logistics Business to undertake the work. Initially the key tasks included deciding upon the operating processes and…

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Aldi – Evaluation of Distribution Centres and Operational Improvements

One of Aldi’s Regional Distribution Centres (DCs) currently serve about 40 stores with ambient chill and frozen goods. Growth is planned to increase the number of stores through this DC before a second DC is implemented. To accommodate this growth it was originally planned to build an extension to the existing DC. From a previous…

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Halfords – Logistics Operation Improvement

For a period of six weeks during November and December, Halfords branches have to be supplied with around 125,000 bicycles. This represents a significant peak of activity compared with other parts of the year, and with continued growth in the business Halfords managers were concerned that the existing warehouse would not be able to cope….

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