A significant proportion of LPC International’s work is warehouse design. In this technological era it is not unusual for businesses to be compromised by poor warehouse performance. These may be engineering parts stores, retail distribution warehouses, or e-fulfilment centres. In any situation, failed or late deliveries and delivery of wrong goods contribute to dissatisfied customers and additional costs.
- LPC International’s solutions are cost-effective and planned to the highest standards. The practice strength is to understand fully client business and match it to warehouse requirements.
The team’s ‘concept to completion’ approach to warehouse design solutions can incorporate the latest technology such as fixed path stacker cranes, multi-tier ‘pick-to-belt’ order picking silos, automatic sortation systems, automated guided vehicles, advanced storage systems, radio data terminals, scanning, pick-to-light and put-to-light order picking systems.
- In addition, LPC International can help clients to re-engineer existing facilities, to increase storage capacity and product range capability, improve productivity, map existing processes, install new work procedures and warehouse management systems and importantly, reduce costs.
The practice has extensive experience of inviting equipment suppliers to tender, tender adjudication and supplier selection. Assistance with outsourcing decisions can include contract specification design, writing invitations to tender, tender evaluation, contract negotiation and implementation.
- LPC International is often retained to work as the client representative within a design and construction team – and during the fitting out, equipping and commissioning phases of a new distribution centre. This ensures that the end user requirements are fully met on time, within budget and strictly according to specification.
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