DP World

I would definitely recommend Storeganizer, especially for flexibility, in all warehouse functions.

George Gailey, Site Manager
DP World Bicester, UKDP World

The challenge

The primary challenge for DP World Bicester was to optimize storage density within their existing footprint to handle their extensive inventory and demanding distribution schedule. With 16 million units to manage, finding a way to fit as many products as possible into the available space was critical. Additionally, the solution needed to enhance operational flexibility to scale quickly based on fluctuating demand and to improve efficiency by reducing the extensive walking required for order picking.

The solution

To address these challenges, DP World Bicester implemented Storeganizer. George Gailey explained, "From a density point of view, that was why we looked at Storeganizer. We had to fit in as many products as possible into that footprint. Storeganizer gives us that density. And it allows us flexibility as well." Storeganizer significantly increased storage density by providing 105,000 locations condensed into one and a half miles of Storeganizer bays, effectively utilizing vertical space. This innovative storage system enabled DP World to maximize their storage To complement Storeganizer, DP World also integrated Locus Robotics into their operations. "Having the four and a half miles of pickfaces through Storeganizer meant that we needed to complement that with something, rather than people doing all the mileage. So we've complemented that with Locus Robotics," Gailey noted. The addition of 83 robots working in conjunction with Storeganizer reduced walking time for employees, significantly boosting efficiency. This combination of advanced storage solutions and automation allowed DP World to streamline their processes, making rapid scalability and timely product distribution achievable. The addition of 83 robots working in conjunction with Storeganizer reduced walking time for employees, significantly boosting efficiency. A perfect combination of advanced storage solutions and automation.

The installation

The installation of Storeganizer at DP World Bicester was a simple process. "The installation of Storeganizer was seamless. We didn't start until May 2023 and we went live on August 2023," Gailey recounted. This swift and efficient installation ensured minimal disruption to ongoing operations and allowed DP World to quickly reap the benefits of the new systems.

The outcome

The integration of Storeganizer and Locus Robotics led to substantial improvements in DP World’s operational efficiency and storage capacity. Gailey highlighted the benefits, stating, “Storeganizer working with the automation that we have makes everything far more flexible for us. From a headcount model and point of view, from a timeline point of view, everything becomes far more achievable.” The enhanced density provided by Storeganizer allowed the facility to handle a larger volume of inventory within the same footprint, while the automation reduced walking time and improved worker efficiency. The overall result was a more flexible, scalable, and efficient operation capable of meeting strict deadlines and handling the vast volume of products.

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