Kuehne + Nagel Ltd

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Project Brief

 

A bespoke warehouse configuration & storage system that optimised storage space and pick efficiency for Kuehne + Nagel Ltd and Ben Sherman...

 

Client Background

Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world's leading logistics providers. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has more than 1,200 offices in over 100 countries, with approximately 69,000 employees.

 

Client:

Kuehne + Nagel Ltd and Ben Sherman
 

Location:

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
 

Contract Duration:

9 weeks, (2 weeks ahead of schedule)


 

 

Warehouse roller conveyors
Wide aisle pallet racking

"The plan was to offer the most competitive solution with flexibility, so rather than take extra square footage which increases cost, we use more of the cube.This is a major advantage in today's fashion retail operations. For example, buyers frequently acquire products in bulk, meaning the retailer can suddenly need a lot more space. Instead of paying for more square footage, we help our client by fully utilising the cube."

 

Jim Longland

General Manager for Fashion

Rack supported multi tier structure
Garment hanging system

Approach

SEC Storage developed an innovative cubically efficient solution that could accommodate over 20,000 SKUs in the client's fashion warehouse.

 

The client required a solution that would bring logistical order and efficiency in a fast-moving unpredictable environment.

 

A multi-tier picking tower was installed incorporating rack supported walkways, a mezzanine floor with a garment hanging rail system for transporting hanging garments and a mechanical conveyor.

 

30% increase in garment hanging capacity from 2 to 3 rails in height thanks to mezzanine floor drop wells.

 

A floor to 1st floor conveyor was installed to transport crates at the end of the pick sequence to the packing area.

 

This particular picking tower was installed with expansion in mind so that an additional level can be created to increase picking locations by 9,000.

 

Wide aisle pallet racking installed with pallet gates for bulk storage and multitier loading.