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John Lewis Partnership: Semi Automated National Distribution CenterRyan BrittonMorgan CaseyEneriome Omuko
BackgroundJohn Lewis Partnership was founded by Spedan Lewis (Son of John Lewis), in 1929First Store: 1864 -Drapery Store - Oxford Street, LondonGrowth: -28 Department Stores-2 John Lewis At Home Stores-234 Waitrose Supermarkets-Over 70,000 EmployeesUK’s Top 10 Retail BusinessesOwnership: Employee Cooperative*Total Turnover: £7.4 Billion (‘09-‘10)*Employee Cooperative:An employee cooperative is a membership organization set up to market the labor and skills of its members through owning a business.*Citation: _and_identities_for_john_lewis_partnership_by_pentagram.php
Semi Automated National Distribution Center (SANDC)●SANDC handles small-sized items, employing the latest technology to improve the efficiency and accuracy○Designed to enable item-level picking and reducing the need for back-of-store facilities○SANDC can assemble goods in the *planogram (layout sequence) of each individual store can be easily placed on store shelves. ●SANDC is located in Manga Park in Milton Keynes, commenced operations in 2009●£46 Million Capital Investment○60,393 square meters and 15 Meters in Height○33 receiving docks and 46 dispatching docks●Two - Shifts per day (hopefully ramping up to Three-Shifts in the future)●Future Goal: hold 87,000 *SKUs *Planogram:is a diagram that shows how and where specific retail products should be placed on retail shelves or displays in order to increase customer purchases.**Stock Keeping Unit:is an identification, usually alphanumeric, of a particular product that allows it to be tracked for inventory purposes.*
Receiving Step 1: Good are received packed in cartons on palletsStep 2: Pallets are moved by reach truck onto a lift which raises each pallet to the appropriate handling height therefore goods can be extracted, checked and placed into plastic tote bins-52 total decant workstations on raised platformsStep 3:Any new product lines are weighed, scanned for measurements and photographedStep 4: Tote bins are transported by conveyor directly to the “Miniload” *Automated Storage and Retrieval System