Case Studies

HMV – Supply Chain Strategy Review

HMV are the UK’s leading retailer of music and entertainment products. After many years of having product delivered by distributors and wholesalers direct to their 240 stores, The Logistics Business were commissioned to undertake a supply chain strategy review. This indicated that very significant savings could be realised by setting up a National Distribution Centre that would…

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TNT – Automated Warehouse and Logistics Operation Improvement

TNT had developed a major new automated distribution centre for a Client in Europe. However, soon after start-up it was clear that there were serious problems with the operation and The Logistics Business were asked to put a team in to help improve matters. Working closely with the team on site, a series of steps…

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Pets at Home – Strategies for Improving the Expansion of Future Logistics Operations

Pets at Home is an award-winning specialist ‘Pet-Care Retailer’ operating throughout the U.K. and Northern Ireland. The company, which started trading in 1991, has grown to become the leading retailer of its type in the U.K. and the third largest in the world.  Operating from 220 stores in the ‘edge of town’ locations, the annual…

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Laithwaites Wine – Distribution Centre Design and Implementation

Laithwaites is the name behind The Sunday Times Wine Club, plus many other wine clubs for blue chip companies such as American Express and BA. Fast growth in home delivery meant that they needed to scale up distribution operations and so the company tapped into outside expertise in the shape of The Logistics Business for…

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My-wardrobe – Assessment of Future Warehousing Requirements

My-wardrobe.com had undergone rapid growth since its start-up in 2006 and the existing distribution warehouse was quickly running out of capacity.  A search for a new site had begun but it was recognised that further analysis was needed to validate the company’s own assessment of the capacity requirement and to ensure that the layout of…

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