LPC Designs Bathroom Retailers Material Handling System

Posted by Jason Tindley on 09-Dec-2021 12:00:30

A specialist bathroom online retailer engaged LPC to design their materials handling system for a new twenty thousand sq.m facility. The existing operation operated across two local sites with third party storage also locally. The sites were constrained for storage capacity, receiving and loading areas with a congested packing operation.

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Topics: Warehouse Design

LPC Help Bottle Manufacturer & Beverages Company Expand It's Site

Posted by Jason Tindley on 09-Dec-2021 11:59:56

A leading European bottle manufacturer and beverages company enlisted the help of a leading Management Consultancy to expand its site that is operationally constrained to improve operational throughput and drive future efficiencies. LPC supported the study by determining the optimum solution at one of its principal manufacturing sites. 

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

LPC Help Tableware Business Increase Storage Capacity

Posted by Jason Tindley on 09-Dec-2021 11:59:16

LPC supported a tableware and light catering equipment company to the food service industry to increase storage capacity and through put. This entailed the demolition of an internal partition wall and mezzanine to enable the expansion of the existing narrow aisle storage system. Throughput was increased by the implementation of additional goods doors and yard expansion to enable vehicles to manoeuvre onto the new loading bays.

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House of Fraser - ABC Receiving & Slotting Model

Posted by Jason Tindley on 14-Nov-2019 12:58:59

House of Fraser is a British department store group with 57 stores and 2 outlets across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established in Glasgow, Scotland in 1849 as Arthur and Fraser. By 1891, it was known as Fraser & Sons. The company grew steadily during the early 20th century, and after the Second World War a large number of acquisitions transformed the company into a national chain. More recently it has been owned by several Entities including the Chinese Sanpower Group and now Sports Direct.

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

Baxi - Industry 4 Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 21-Mar-2019 15:43:28

Baxi is a part of BDR Thermea, one of Europe's largest manufacturers and distributors of domestic and commercial water and space heating systems.

It employs 6,400 people throughout Europe with a turnover exceeding €1.2 billion. The group has significant market shares across all major continental territories and in the United Kingdom.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

FJ Need Foods - Transport Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Aug-2018 11:57:04

FJ Need are a manufacturer and processor of cheese. They have an in-house fleet complemented by hauliers.

Their parent company Ornua were concerned with whether the transport arrangements within Need Foods were correct, wishing to establish:
  • Whether third party haulier usage was effective or not
  • The required changes to current fleet
  • Whether to keep fleet as is, reduce fleet, disband fleet or expand fleet
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Topics: Transport Planning

Zip Waters - Re-engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Aug-2018 11:56:12

 

In the United Kingdom, Zip has customer service offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and near Norwich, plus warehousing near Norwich and manufacturing facilities at Southport, Merseyside.

Zip Waters warehousing and fulfilment operation in Norfolk had grown and expanded its sales over the years such that they had needed to take on additional space for storage and packing in a number of smaller units on the industrial estate.

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust– Review of Commercial Transport Services

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Aug-2018 11:55:18

 

The remit was to review the commercial transport (courier) services currently undertaken or commissioned by NHS organisations within the Sussex & East Surrey Sustainability & Transformation Partnership and make recommendations for improvements in service delivery and cost and environmental performance (CO2 savings).

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Topics: Transport Planning

Baxi – Transport Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Aug-2018 11:54:15

 

Baxi has an in-house fleet complemented by hauliers. The remit was to quantify:

  • The impact of having no in-house fleet and using hauliers only.
  • Increasing the own fleet and to what point.
  • The cost increment of delivering to merchants’ sales outlets instead of their distribution centres.
  • The cost increment of delivering direct to end users.
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Topics: Transport Planning

Hancocks – e-fulfilment

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Aug-2018 11:53:21

 

LPC have significant experience in picking and packing operations and were engaged by Hancocks to design a new standalone picking and packing operation dedicated to the business e-commerce fulfilment. In determining its location and layout within the facility the operation had to take into account:

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity