The Supply Chain Consulting Group Develop Logistics Strategy For International eCommerce Business
Simon Jersey was set up more than 45 years ago by Lancashire businessman Simon Moyle. The company soon gained an international reputation for well-designed uniforms and they moved into a purpose-built headquarters in 1991. Their innovative uniform solutions subsequently meant that Simon Jersey were appointed as an official supplier to Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Simon Jersey is one of the UK’s leading corporate and work wear specialist companies, supplying uniforms to businesses and industries worldwide. Simon Jersey supplies off the shelf and bespoke to sectors including leisure, hospitality, catering, healthcare, beauty and retail, to clients including McDonalds, Vue Cinemas, NHS, P&O Cruises, Avis, Sodexo and Hertz.
Offering a range of more than 800 garments available via their website and catalogue, and with a turnover of circa £25M, the business is a multichannel seller, servicing customers through an e-commerce website, catalogue sales, key account management teams and international distributors.
Simon Jersey employed The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) to review their current facility and identify opportunities to improve their logistics operations.
To enable Simon Jersey’s management team to make fact-based decisions regarding investment plans (equipment, systems and automation) for the new facility to best support the future growth strategy of the business; Simon Jersey required SCCG review the current and proposed DC operations.
The scope of this project required SCCG to develop an optimised design and implementation plan for the new combined facility (existing and new building as one) including layouts, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), WMS requirements, MHE and racking requirements, shifts and resource patterns. Following an initial ‘kick-off’ meeting with the Consultant team and key client stakeholders, the project approach, timetable, key milestones, and roles and responsibilities were agreed. The Specialist Consultants also required an overview of Simon Jersey’s business activities and future plans, including an initial ‘high level’ site tour.
The Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants at SCCG assessed Simon Jersey’s key warehouse processes, and to identify how they conducted processes such as picking, marshalling, despatching and storage of inventory, alongside value added activities including personalisation and embroidering.
With the support of SCCG, Simon Jersey were able to successfully improve upon their current logistics operations and implement an optimised strategy within their logistics operations going forwards.