Automation solutions for an evolving business.

What to do when your current solution becomes less than optimal.

Automated warehouses can be perfect for a business with a stable operation.

However, they can struggle when the requirements of a business evolve, and the solutions quickly becomes sub-optimal. The challenge in this instance was to build a business case to put a significant volume of business through a new, manual solution and then deliver the operational solution.

Sector

Retail & E-Commerce

Timescale

16 weeks

Automation flexibility.

There was broad agreement that ‘some part’ of the range should be picked through a manual solution, rather than through the automation.  What was required was a deep understanding of the full product range, and how much of that (from a sales velocity and product cube) should form part of the automated solution. 

This was analytics, and we came up with a strong answer.  Alongside this, we needed to develop a lifecycle management process, so that products could be moved between the manual and automated solution on a weekly basis, ensuring that the ‘right’ products were in the ‘right’ solution each week.

Every business is different – and balance is important. We can help you evaluate which parts of your supply chain to automate, as well as which parts to keep as they are.

An impactful result.

The solution was designed, trialled and delivered as the business moved out of the summer, and was established and in place for the client’s most successful Q4 in a number of years.

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A growth strategy plans create sustainable, long-term growth and capture a significant share of the market.

This service will be valuable to you if:

You are anticipating rapid growth in the next 5 years.

You are about to launch a new product of service.

Your warehouse is at maximum capacity.

You are struggling to meet current demand.

Decision analytics uses historic, current, and predictive data to give businesses confidence in their decisions.

This service will be valuable to you if:

You want to use data for decision making.

You want to better understand how to define success.

You are interested in analysing new KPI’s.

You want fresh insights into difficult challenges.

Who we are.

We are independent supply chain and warehouse consultants specialising in data analysis, leading strategy, and bringing a fresh perspective to your supply chain challenges.

We aren’t a massive consultancy, and we quite like it that way. Our personal approach means we can guide you through an entire project, leaving you with the knowledge and tools you need to keep taking action.

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