Zip Waters - Re-engineering

 

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: Facility Re-Engineering

Hancocks – e-fulfilment

 

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: Facility Re-Engineering

Trinity House – Re-Engineering

LPC were engaged by Trinity House to review their Supplies Warehouse Facility for the purpose of reviewing their storage and handling of stock items, the operation and the systems employed.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

Pietermarizburg Mother Warehouse - Facility Re-Engineering

LPC International has a long standing history of working with Unilever and were the validation and supporting designs undertaken for the two Mother Warehouses at Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.

One of the key design considerations was to determine a structural warehouse grid that was flexible to allow a change of storage from Wide Aisle Racking to Very Narrow Aisle Racking or Shuttle Racking in the future.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

Boksberg Production Facility - Facility Re-engineering

 

Unilever Boksberg is a laundry product, washing powder, factory site shipping to the Mother Warehouses in Johannesburg and Durban for storage and onward distribution.

Finished palletised product was held in block stack two pallets high in a pre-despatch staging area. This area was to be made available to accommodate the additional planning for some direct customer deliveries with the aim of reducing handling and transport costs. To achieve this, and with a secondary aim of increasing network storage capacity the facility required significantly more palletised storage capacity.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

United Food Industries Corporation Saudi Arabia - Facility Re-engineering

LPC’s approach was to concentrate on the operation, determine the requirements and objectives, optimise the solution and then consider how the building envelope can be altered or extended to accommodate the operation.

LPC started the project with the mapping of the processes, material flows and identifying the requirements at each stage in both production and packing. All of the processes employed were reviewed in terms of function, resource and space requirements. The material flows were sized by unit load moved and overall cube. The existing volumes and throughputs were then uplifted to take account of anticipated growth and future demands over the design horizon which the client had identified. The optimal material flows were then calculated and plotted to minimise movement and handling.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

The Entertainment Network - Facility Re-engineering

 
The bulk capacity review was undertaken in two ways:

•By a site search of warehouses of suitable size in and around Aylesbury
•By looking to expand on the existing site

The most cost effective solution was to extend the existing warehouse by means of a “temporary” building, saving in construction costs and transport and handling of stock to and from a remote site.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

Sainsbury’s Plc - Facility Re-engineering

The principal objective of the Initial Review was to provide expert opinion as to whether, or not, the fulfilment factories are ever likely to each be capable of consistently and reliably assembling the required number of cases per week, of chill, ambient and produce, for delivery to around 80 main retail stores.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

RasGas Qatar Facility - Re-engineering

RasGas were expanding their production facilities at Ras Laffan and had identified a need to expand their spares operation to support more production facilities as they were commissioned. In addition to this RasGas planned to move existing chemical and gas stores and build two new chemical stores and a new warehouse as a stand-alone extension.

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Topics: Facility Re-Engineering

Pick ‘n’ Pay Western Cape - DC Validation and Re-engineering

 

LPC were asked to review and validate the design of Pick ‘n Pay’s new Western Cape DC, though under construction at the time, we were required to identify what racking layout and profiles we would employ, identify and comment on any issues we noted and to superimpose a “vanilla” concept onto the site to show what we would have designed based on European best practice. This would then allow a gap analysis to be carried out and the learnings to be available for future new Distribution Centres.

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Topics: DC Validation, Facility Re-Engineering

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