Case Studies

Hobbycraft – Distribution Network Location Review

Hobbycraft have grown rapidly to meet the needs of the expanding market for craft based hobbies. They supplied their increasing numbers of nationwide stores from their original base close to the south coast of England. When their warehouse buildings were reaching capacity, especially in the important trading period leading up to Christmas, Hobbycraft engaged The…

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IL & FS – Design of Food Distribution Networks in India

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) is one of India’s leading infrastructure development andfinance companies. The organisation has focused on the commercialisation and development of infrastructure projects and the creation of value added financial services. Project Overview Whilst India has some of the largest populations in the major cities in the world, the infrastructure…

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A Major Convenience Store Operator in Japan – Logistics Improvement Programme

Our client, a major Japanese retailer, delivers twice daily to over one thousand stores throughout Japan. The client recognised that there were opportunities for improvement in their warehousing and transport operations. They decided to look at European ‘best practice’ and to seek out the most prominent expertise available to advise them on appropriate strategies and…

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Smiffy’s – Warehouse Capacity Improvement

The Logistics Business has worked with Smiffy’s on a number of aspects of their business since January 2011 including warehouse capacity improvement. Smiffy’s was aware that they had outgrown their current facilities and needed to plan for further growth in the business. This included forming plans to improve the existing facilities to accommodate the needs of…

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Hotter Shoes – Warehouse Capacity Review

Hotter Shoes is a relatively small but rapidly growing shoe manufacturer and retailer. The business was continuing to expand its markets by increasing its own retail outlets and offering a mail-order service to the United States but these developments were putting greater pressure on the fulfilment operations. This meant that there were concerns that in…

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