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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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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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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Camelot- Picking & Packing Review

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2017 16:36:04

LPC were engaged by Camelot to review its picking and packing operation that had been adapted over the years to support the growth in scratch card games with the packing stations being amended and added to over time.

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Trinity House – Re-Engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2017 16:35:32

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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Pietermarizburg Mother Warehouse - Facility Re-Engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:47:11

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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Boksberg Production Facility - Facility Re-engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:45:33

 

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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United Food Industries Corporation Saudi Arabia - Facility Re-engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:45:15

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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The Entertainment Network - Facility Re-engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:44:34

 
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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Sainsbury’s Plc - Facility Re-engineering

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Mar-2017 16:43:42

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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