Prime Print Group create personalised printed communications and products to their B2C customers. The product range includes personalised books, cards, calendars, mugs, keyrings, pet products and other consumer focused merchandise. The company produces and despatches up to 7,500 orders on a peak day from their factory and warehousing facility in Mansfield.
The company was experiencing rapid growth especially during peak and wanted to explore options to improve their operations and fulfilment capacity by reviewing their work release and scheduling process. The outcomes had to help them manage increasing volumes within a constrained footprint, reduce bottlenecks and backlogs during peak, and prepare for the 2020 peak period.
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Option Comparison & Recommendations
- We recommended optimal batch sizes by each product category, an extension of operating hours at peak and the implementation of backward scheduling logic across the operations.
- Other recommendations included a review of the operational systems and suggestions for the warehouse technologies to explore including conveyors and super dense storage and picking systems