Hertfordshire County Council awarded (through a competitive tender process) a contract to Gideon Hillman Consulting for the provision of Warehouse Design Consultancy Services to optimise their current warehouse facility in Welwyn Garden City. The 80,000 sq. ft. site is currently used for the supply of a wide range of products and general supplies to local authority and schools. The objective was to increase the throughput of the facility to accommodate a greater number of product lines.

This required greater efficiency in the use of existing racking and logistics of picking stock to order.

The Warehousing specialists at Gideon Hillman Consulting through reviewed in detail the existing operation and developed an optimised layout and picking strategy that allows for the management and distribution of the increased product range and throughput.

The warehouse consultants successfully completed the project and delivered an optimised strategy for receiving goods, stock replenishment, labelling and packaging. In addition they provided detailed CAD layouts for the facility and workflow process to optimise the picking operation.

The Consultants worked alongside the warehouse management team and WMS system provider to ensure that the correct outcomes were delivered and presented to HCC management within the timescales of the project.

‘Gideon Hillman Consulting demonstrated significant experience, expertise and value for money’ commented Jamie Sutterby Programme Manager, Business Improvement Team at Hertfordshire County Council.

The Gideon Hillman Consulting Warehouse and Logistics team have considerable operational and management experience and are highly expert in reviewing current process and operations and developing solutions for all areas of Materials Handling, Procurement, Stores and Inventory Management including Regional, National and Global Logistics Network Strategy Development and implementation, Tactical Stock locations, Handling and Picking processes, Demand Forecasting, Integrated Inventory Control, Vendor Management, Vendor Support Operations, inbound and outbound Logistics Management and Performance and Cost Measurement.

The team (and client) also benefit from the company’s in-house CAD facilities for Warehouse Layouts, Racking Configuration, Workflows, Automation and MHE & Logistics Resource planning where appropriate.

Gideon Hillman Consulting work with their clients in establishing Appropriate Warehouse and Inventory management techniques; Optimised target inventories (holding cost vs. ordering cost vs. service); Optimised warehouse design / stores layout, handling practices and workflows; Tactical stock location/s and picking strategies; Safety stock requirements to meet specified service targets; Improved demand forecasting; WMS operational requirements specifications and Cost to serve modelling to support the optimised solution.

Gideon Hillman Consulting

Tel: 01926 430 883

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