Warehouses are at the heart of all supply chain networks and include distribution centres, cross-dock centres, and consolidation hubs. These receive products from suppliers, customers (returns), and internal facilities, and the products are stored, assembled, and despatched to increasingly demanding business customers and consumers.
Businesses need warehouses to operate safely and efficiently so that they can deliver high levels of customer service while reducing operational costs. This is achieved through careful designing and planning, which includes:
Warehouses need to be designed for specific requirements and our team will work with businesses to assist them in decision making regarding warehouses.
Our team has extensive expertise in designing, optimising, sourcing, and managing warehousing from both industry and consulting perspectives.
In collaboration with Infosys Limited, our parent company, we possess a stellar track record in implementing warehouse technology across various sectors. Our expertise ranges from specialist function cloud solution to a full WMS.
Businesses must concentrate on the warehouse design that supports the lead time requirement to meet their customer commitment while keeping operating costs to a minimum.
The objective of each warehouse in the network and how it supports business’ overall supply chain strategy must be clear at the outset.
We can then work with businesses to develop a conceptual design specific to their market strategy, SKU profiles, and growth plans. This stage of the design process will assess the options available around layout and degree of automation, which includes warehouses that are fully manual to the ones that are highly automated.
During this process, the costs and benefits of the preferred option will be fully assessed to quantify the return on investment and inform the business case.
The final stage is the detailed design where the preferred option is specified in readiness for sourcing the property, materials handling equipment, and potentially third-party logistics service providers to manage the warehouse.
With our experienced team and expertise across multiple industry sectors, we assist businesses at every stage, right from design through operations.
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