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Westfield

Westfield  Design and Construction Westfield Design and Construction group initially  trialled Zone Manager for the development of  a couple of small construction projects (Unite, Kidzania).  It was then taken on for the construction of a new shopping centre The Broadway Bradford. Westfield have a multi-site system enabling them to add new sites as required. Using a single in-house system brings benefits of knowledge transfer and central control as well as significant cost benefits. Zone Manager References

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St. Davids 2, Cardiff

St. Davids 2, Cardiff St. Davids 2 is the largest private financial investment in Wales. The scheme builds on present assets including the existing St. Davids shopping Centre and much of the Hayes. An off-site marshalling yard was used and vehicles were called into the city only when necessary. The Zone Manager configuration consisted of a small LAN in the main offices in Bute Terrace together with a remote display at the site entrance. The logistics team entered bookings onto...

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Store Inventory Replenishment Strategy and the Replenishment Strategy Simulator

Store inventory replenishment is an essential yet surprisingly complex task for any retail business. Successful replenishment strategies maintain high levels of on shelf availability whilst optimising the cost of providing the replenishment service. Get it wrong and not only will sales suffer but both DC costs and stock levels could be higher than necessary. Why is store inventory replenishment so difficult? Firstly, there is the complexity of products and stores. A typical retail store may have thousands of products each...

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Specification, Selection and Implementation

The Logistics Business has extensive expertise of Warehouse Management System (WMS), being involved in projects around the globe. We are in a unique position to provide valuable assistance due to our knowledge of the market and product offerings whilst maintaining a supplier neutral position to ensure that the best solution is selected for our client’s needs – both in terms of fit to process and in terms of appropriate project cost by pre-selecting the most appropriate scale of WMS. We...

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However good your Warehouse Labour Management – You can always do better

Labour management in warehouses is an essential tool enabling the manager to monitor one of the main resources available to him. Variability of work load is a major issue to be addressed in planning for efficient operation of a centre. Applying the well know summary from US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the operation of a distribution centre, this variability can possibly be due to a known known in the business, e.g. seasonality, a known unknown, such as promotional...

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