SCALA CASE STUDY
E-Com Fulfilment Centre Design
Major Grocery Discounter
Background & Brief
The client, an extremely successful Discount Retailer, engaged SCALA to provide an independent assessment of its e-com supply chain. The client currently outsources its e-com fulfilment centre operations to a third party but wanted to assess the options to utilise some of its existing estate and bring its e-com fulfilment centre operation in-house. The project required a detailed review of the client’s baseline data and growth projections through to 2035 with specific focus on providing concept warehouse designs and throughput capability for converting two of the client’s existing regional distribution centres into highly automated e-com fulfilment centres.
Benefits & Results
Detailed Findings were produced for the Company’s UK Board containing a clear recommendation for the development of one of the sites to meet the long-term growth forecasts . SCALA also provided concept design options to extend the use of both current sites that could provide a medium term solution or even long term if the full growth projections didn’t materialise.
The client was delighted with the concept designs but has taken SCALA’s report recommendation to go back and review the business’s growth projections before progressing with a more detailed warehouse design.