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 new site would provide operating efficiencies.
The Logistics Business was appointed to review the data analysis undertaken by My-wardrobe.com and to develop a layout and equipment specification for the new building, based on one of the sites under consideration. This included providing cost estimates and the names and contact details of potential suppliers.
A consultant from The Logistics Business worked alongside the client’s own staff to re-assess the business’ warehousing requirement. Each product group and each area of the warehouse operation was separately assessed to consider the facilities and the areas required, taking into account current and projected productivity levels, potential process changes, potential new product ranges, changes to shift patterns and the estimates of throughput growth during the next 5 years.
Different equipment options and configurations were considered for each product group to provide optimum utilisation and outline plans were then developed for a layout, including mezzanine floors, to fit within a building that had been selected as favourite by the client.
Throughout the project, My-Wardrobe.com was able to adjust the level of consultancy support to suit its needs, as dictated by the availability and experience of internal resources.