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Hallis Hudson Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Review Warehouse Operations For Hallis Hudson

A family-owned business based in Preston, Hallis Hudson is dedicated to providing a professional and friendly service. Built up over two generations, Hallis Hudson uses their specialised knowledge to provide all types of ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke window coverings

The Hallis Hudson warehouse holds a major stockholding of tens of thousands of window furnishing products including fabrics and wallpapers, tiebacks, holdbacks and trims, linings, workroom essentials, child safety, blinds, tracks, complete poles, mix-and-match poles and specialist poles.

Each Internal Account Manager has access to a computerised stock ordering and delivery system linked directly to the warehouse; and it is this investment in personnel, technology and stock that provides Hallis Hudson’s customers the opportunity for ‘one-stop shopping’ for their entire window furnishing needs. As soon as an order is placed, a despatch note is printed in the warehouse where the goods are picked, packed and despatched the same day.

Such a hub of activity, Hallis Hudson’s warehouse building had become a restriction to the growing business; so, upon requiring a review of their Warehouse Layout and Design, the Hallis Hudson management team enlisted the support of The Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants at The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG).

Hallis Hudson required to be advised upon recommendations concerning the layout and design of their current warehouse to further aid their growing business plans, and ultimately enable them to extend their bespoke services.

SCCG visited the facility to conduct an on-site review, to assess Hallis Hudson’s routine business activities and future plans. The Specialist Consultants conducted a review of their warehouse processes, including but not limited to product flows and volumes, despatch procedures, inventory management and order cut-off times.

Following their site visit, the Specialist Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants reviewed the plans and provided Hallis Hudson with recommendations for the optimal utilisation of available space, with a view to increasing operational efficiency and extending their bespoke services in future. SCCG provided Hallis Hudson with recommendations for optimised designs for their new warehouse facility considering Hallis Hudson’s specific current and future volumes and the agreed planning horizon.

Hallis Hudson subsequently requested SCCG to conduct an additional phase of work to carry out an evaluation of potential vendors, to enable the site fit-out to be completed.

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