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John Lewis Partnership: Semi Automated National Distribution Center Ryan Britton Morgan Casey Eneriome Omuko
Background John Lewis Partnership was founded by Spedan Lewis (Son of John Lewis), in 1929 First Store: 1864 - Drapery Store - Oxford Street, London Growth: - 28 Department Stores - 2 John Lewis At Home Stores - 234 Waitrose Supermarkets - Over 70,000 Employees UK’s Top 10 Retail Businesses Ownership: 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 pallets Step 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 platforms Step 3: Any new product lines are weighed, scanned for measurements and photographed Step 4: Tote bins are transported by conveyor directly to the “Miniload” *Automated Storage and Retrieval System

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