warehouse order fulfilment & replenishment
Setting The Scene
Hachette UK Distribution (HUKD) is a prominent book distributor catering to various publishers. It operates from two sites in Didcot, UK, where it manages all stock receipts and customer order dispatches for its client publishers.
With rising demands, HUKD had to increase order fulfilment capacity & consolidate some operations into one larger warehouse, the Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC). HUKD consulted LAC Logistics Automation to partner with them and support the growth transition.
The project comprised of a multi-tier zone picking solution across four mezzanine levels to manage a new order picking system for educational publishers. The objective of the system was to facilitate the pick solution and bulk handling for over 100K SKU’s together with delivering improvements in performance & efficiencies. The solution had to be delivered without disrupting live site operations and had to integrate with existing site facilities.