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

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

ENOTRIA&CO – Wine Distribution

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2017 16:36:27

LPC was originally approached to review the layout and fit out requirement for a new DC to ensure that it could meet its service levels and HMRC compliance.

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Topics: Transport Planning

SAB - Uganda - Network Strategy and New Facility Design

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:43:25

In addition to the Kampala DC LPC quantified the sizes and “mix” of distribution centres required. Concurrently, LPC provided a market analysis to allow SAB to confirm growth predictions by using demographics to compare the population distributions by Districts, for both the Beers and Rwenzori Water, with volume sales by district and identify the theoretical consumption per capita based on the numbers of distributors, population and current sales.

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Topics: Warehouse Design, Transport Planning

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

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:25:54

 

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: Transport Planning, Warehouse Productivity

Pick ‘n’ Pay Kwa-Zulu Natal - DC Design ValidationIn

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:21:38

LPC were asked to validate plans for a Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) Distribution Centre where a site had been earmarked with a prepared concept design. The brief was to:

• Analyse the design of the KZD Distribution Centre

• Analyse, optimise and sign off the basic design configuration and layouts to be used for the construction and fit-out of the Distribution Centre

• To ensure that the final design is flexible enough to meet changing needs on the business and to be able to adapt to the potential changes and scenarios at minimal capital outlay

• To ensure that the designs allow the Distribution Centre to be institutional in respect of its flexibility to allow the business the opportunity to utilise the building for business change, and to position other supply chain functions within the building.

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Topics: Transport Planning

The Home Office/Emergency Fire Service (EFS) - Network Strategy Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:09:41

LPC was appointed to review how the total EFS fleet (several thousands of vehicles and appliances) should be deployed to a number of regional locations around the United Kingdom, such that the appropriate numbers of each type of appliance could respond to different types of emergency (up to and including a nuclear attack) in any United Kingdom location within specified response times. 

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Topics: Transport Planning

Woolworths South Africa - Strategic Distribution Study

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:08:52
The study involved using Computer Modelling techniques (DiPS*) to build and evaluate alternative scenarios and to identify the comparative operational costs and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) associated with each.  DiPS is a purpose developed computer model which can be used to examine a wide variety of strategic and tactical questions in distribution and transport operations.
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Topics: Transport Planning

Calder Industrial Materials Ltd - Network Strategy Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:08:30

 

Whilst Calder previously operated regional distribution outbases, they were at the time distributing solely from the manufacturing plant in the North East. Calder’s distribution operation had been the subject of a management carrying out local deliveries themselves and subcontracting the balance. 

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Topics: Transport Planning