Case Studies

Wickes – Multi-channel Supply Chain Mapping

Wickes, a member of the Travis Perkins group of companies, is one of the UK’s most successful retailers of home improvement products for both the trade and DIY. It has appeal to home owners and trade contractors alike. The company has over 220 stores in the UK and offers next day delivery service on thousands…

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Kellogg’s – Automated Warehouse Design and Tendering Exercise

Kellogg’s developed new manufacturing lines in Europe and required a warehousing facility to hold Finished Goodsstock and production materials. The Logistics Business were commissioned to develop an automated warehouse design to meet the operational requirements. The work included analysing the production capacities, developing the peak and average flows of all materials and undertaking the concept and…

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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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