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Warehouse
Management Systems
(WMS) Where to Start?

Understand Warehouse Management System principles and discover how WMS can be implemented as a business solution. This paper covers:

• How WMS can solve your challenges
• Choosing the right WMS
• Understanding the market for WMS
• How can The Supply Chain Consulting Group support you?

Download the Free Warehouse Management Systems Guide.

Gavin Parnell, Director of The Supply Chain Consulting Group says,

“Publishing this White Paper will help logistics professionals to understand better the process of choosing and effectively implementing the right Warehouse Management System and how this can improve warehouse performance.”

Testimonials.

What our clients say about our optimising warehouse storage capacity service

“The straightforward no nonsense approach by The Supply Chain Consulting Group, with a real understanding of the market requirements, has greatly helped us in the development of new products and added value services we... Read More

Commercial Director – Global Automotive Solutions – Linpac Allibert

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group team was professional and constructive throughout the process. They were always open minded in discussions and prepared to discuss and clarify their opinions on any point whilst considering our... Read More

General Manager – Parts and Accessories – Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group made a significant contribution to an expanding business; the true measure is that we have made major investment decisions based upon their recommendations and findings.”

Commercial Director – Retail Europe – Linpac Allibert

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group team is driven, competent and dynamic with an Encyclopedic knowledge of the Materials Handling industry and an innate ability to identify and relay issues and solutions with clarity.”

NPD Manager Europe – LINPAC Allibert

“The consultants from The Supply Chain Consulting Group, provided us with robust and analytical project management, ensuring that our internal processes and resources facilitated us meeting our NPD (New Product Development) project objectives, enabling... Read More

CEO – Macro Plastics Inc

“We were extremely impressed with the professionalism of The Supply Chain Consulting Group. Their review and assessment of our logistics operation has brought clarity to this design process and their proposals will be incorporated... Read More

Managing Director – Technology Supplies Ltd

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) carried out a comprehensive review of our UK Logistics operations, resulting in a thorough and implementable strategy with sound methodology and reasoning behind it, enabling flexibility within a... Read More

Head of UK Logistics – Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) managed each challenge with a direct and common sense approach coupled with unparalleled expertise in Materials Handling and Supply Chain Management.”

Managing Director – Western Europe – CoWin Global

“The Warehouse and Logistics specialists at The Supply Chain Consulting Group delivered exactly what was agreed in the project brief with both clarity and a practical common sense approach demonstrating a good understanding of... Read More

Managing Partner – Kite Packaging

“The warehouse specialists from The Supply Chain Consulting Group ensured that the project was delivered on time and met all of our objectives; working with them was a great experience.”

Operations Director – Diet Chef Ltd

“We approached The Supply Chain Consulting Group as they were highly recommended to us by another company for whom the specialist Warehouse and Logistics team carried out a similar project with excellent results.”

Finance Director – Weird Fish

“The Supply Chain Consulting team offered us a clear methodology to optimise our inventories, and also to demonstrate the exact relationship between inventory costs and service.”

Global Spares Director – Collins Aerospace

“We chose The Supply Chain Consulting Group team to work with us based on their reputation and proven track record in warehouse design and logistics operation optimisation, they understood our three year growth plan,... Read More

Managing Director – NBM Distribution

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group carried out a thorough review and we have implemented the recommendations to ensure we optimise our resources and maximise our warehousing capabilities.”

Director – Southampton Cargo Handling

“We are very pleased with the pragmatic and logical approach adopted by the consultants at The Supply Chain Consulting Group, and would not hesitate to use their services in the future.”

Assistant Chief Officer – Suffolk Constabulary

“We are now in the process of implementing the recommended strategy as we are in a position to make informed decisions on our own vehicle procurement plans, as well as route allocation between our... Read More

Managing Director – Monkfield Nutrition

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group’s formalisation of the asset management process enabled FoundOcean to kick-start the implementation of our ERP system, which will have wide-ranging benefits across the Company.”

Finance and HR Director – FoundOcean

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group provided us with an excellent view of our current operations and they were able to make recommendations without any constraints or pre-determined outputs. This approach provided us with peace... Read More

Retail Director – Farmfoods

“The detailed operational review and strategic modelling project that The Supply Chain Consulting Group has completed most importantly identifies significant  improvement opportunities which can be implemented in the short term. In addition it provides... Read More

Chief Compliance Officer – DX Group

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) Warehouse team were a terrific support throughout the entire project of getting the UK Fulfilment Centre up and running. The timelines we had were very tight, but they... Read More

VP UK Operations – Bodybuilding.com

“We engaged The Supply Chain Consulting Group to look in depth at the operation, offer ‘out of the box’ thinking and challenge our working models. We would recommend their experience and professionalism to any... Read More

Group Managing Director (UK) – Crosswater

“The warehouse and fulfilment centre – designed by The Supply Chain Consulting Group – was an absolute godsend in the summer/autumn when we were deluged in orders for one of our clients…we coped brilliantly... Read More

Director – Dawleys Logistics

“We are really impressed with the excellent work done by the Warehouse Specialists from The Supply Chain Consulting Group, the whole process was invaluable and will greatly assist us with our growth plans for... Read More

Operations and IT Director – ILG

“Working with The SCCG team was very straight forward and easy. The storage optimisation model could add as much as 5% to our bottom line profit.  I would highly recommend their services to anyone... Read More

Managing Director – The Drystack

“The thorough analysis undertaken of our current and anticipated future needs enabled us to arrive at the decision to outsource with real certainty, and armed with a level of detail that made far easier... Read More

Director at Brewed by Hand

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group, is a company that stays with a brief and indeed exceeds expectations – great advisor and partner in this key business area”.

Operations Director – Weidmann Electrical Technologies

“The NGK Supply Chain Manager and I reviewed several consultancies before choosing The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) to partner with us to achieve our goals. From the outset, the SCCG team asked us... Read More

Deputy General Manager – NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd

“Beiersdorf undertook a rigorous consultant selection process and subsequently engaged the help of The Specialist Logistics and Warehouse Consultants at The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) as they were the most appropriate choice in... Read More

Health & Safety Advisor – Beiersdorf (UK) Ltd

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) were approached by Premier Foods initially, to deliver a proof of concept exercise to establish the viability of a logistics consolidation plan. The data driven practicality checks and... Read More

Head of Strategic Projects – Premier Foods

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group gained a great understanding of what we wanted to achieve, and provided plans that exactly met our requirements, using their wealth of experience. The Consultant was a pleasure to... Read More

Managing Director – Monkfield Nutrition

“Equip continues to grow quickly and recently purchased a new warehousing facility to facilitate this growth and ‘future proof’ our logistics operations. Equip engaged the Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants at The Supply... Read More

Finance Director – Equip Outdoor Technologies

“The consultants at The Supply Chain Consulting Group adopted a logical and meticulous approach to our project; we were very impressed with their knowledge, expertise, and approach-ability, and their dedication to not only conducting,... Read More

Head of Commercial – Bryson Products Ltd

BUILT/ awarded the project to the Specialist Warehouse and Logistics Consultants at The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG), due to their meticulous approach and wealth of knowledge and experience of warehouse optimisation. “We were... Read More

Head of Operations – BUILT/ – Travis Perkins

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) conducted a detailed operational site visit, which enabled them to provide Rotalink with suggestions on how to optimise the capacity of their new warehouse facility, improve operator performance... Read More

Production Controller – Rotalink

“I would characterise the service I have received from The Supply Chain Consulting Group as being friendly, extremely professional and has delivered well to some exacting and difficult targets. I would not fail to... Read More

Head of Logistics Supplier Development – Premier Foods

“We were impressed with the level of expertise that The Supply Chain Consulting Group brought to the whole project, and the deep understanding of the requirements to meet our logistics objectives. The consultants managed... Read More

CEO – Triumph Motorcycles

“Their project approach and rationale were convincing and the results have proven that the decision to progress with The Supply Chain Consulting Group was the correct one with our annual logistics cost savings being... Read More

Supply Chain Manager – Wales & West Utilities

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) was able to provide an excellent knowledge of his field and help us find an achievable solution to our logistics problem. Good co-ordination and communication was needed as... Read More

Group Audit Manager – Bernard Matthews Farms

“I worked with The Supply Chain Consulting Group team on a business study for a potential new area for our business. They completed a commercial and operational feasibility study including financials in a thorough... Read More

Finance Director – LINPAC Group

“The consulting team produced a simple, clear and comprehensive gap analysis of our existing S&OP process. We are continuing to work with The Supply Chain Consulting Group to devise the best course of action... Read More

Supply Chain Director – Wacoal (Formerly Eveden Group)

“We chose The Supply Chain Consulting Group team based on their reputation and proven track record in warehouse design and optimisation; they took care to listen and understand our business needs and reconfirm those... Read More

Operations & IT Director – Exertis Unlimited (Formerly Computers Unlimited)

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group  demonstrated significant experience, expertise and value for money.”

Programme Manager – Hertfordshire County Council

“I would characterise the service I received from The Supply Chain Consulting Group as friendly, extremely professional and delivered well to some exacting and difficult targets. I would not fail to recommend them to... Read More

Customer Services and Logistics Director – Premier Foods

“We have had the pleasure of dealing with The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) on several occasions. In each and every one they met and exceeded our expectations, before, during and after our consultations.... Read More

CEO – Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc & Europe

“The consultants have provided us with a strategic framework to increase our storage capacity and work-space, increase productivity and improve overall performance whilst remaining in the existing facility.”

Parts Director – Volvo Construction Equipment Division

“We were very impressed with the expertise of the consultants from The Supply Chain Consulting Group. They performed a thorough and detailed study at both European distribution centres, and worked well with all members... Read More

Senior Manager Operations and Distribution – Acushnet Europe

“The SCCG consulting team has given us the tools to control our supply chain in an organised, effective and consensual manner. We are delighted with the outcome of this project”.

Operations Director – Scott Bader

“We not only managed to expand our network operating capacity to match our new business needs, but also future-proofed ourselves for further growth from London and the surrounding area. In addition to this, we... Read More

Network Development Manager – Bunzl Catering Services

“We are very happy with the work completed by The Supply Chain Consulting Group. The consultants were professional, friendly and fully explained their recommendations. As a result of working with SCCG, we have correctly... Read More

Director – Paul Ponsonby Ltd

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) carried out a thorough review and we have implemented the recommendations to ensure we optimise our resources and maximise our warehousing capabilities.”

Director – Southampton Cargo Handling

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group reviewed our current warehouse, analysed operational data and modelled various options before recommending an effective warehouse design, presented along with CAD drawings. The consultants were hard-working, professional and tailored... Read More

COO – Prometheus Medical Ltd

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) Warehouse and Logistics team conducted a detailed review of our existing warehouse and distribution operations to identify our future requirements. The team’s strategy reduced costs relative to throughput,... Read More

The National Trust

“The Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants proposed improved warehouse layouts and a reshaped cage marshalling area based on advanced data analysis and their review of our operational procedures. At each stage in the... Read More

Commercial & Finance Director – Robert Dyas

“Employing a combination of network modelling tools, The Supply Chain Consulting Group were able to model distribution network options for Nisa’s optimised future network; whilst simultaneously considering the requirements identified in the initial review,... Read More

Operations Director – Nisa

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group were the straight forward choice for this project which was conducted with tremendous efficiency. The end result was that our new warehousing operation was significantly more productive and provided... Read More

Head of Projects & IT – Pukka Herbs

“The team of specialist consultants conducted an initial and thorough assessment that included analysing the operation documenting processes, material flows and future requirements; looking to identify ways to increase storage and throughput capacity.”

Faber Music Distribution

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group specialist consultants reviewed our current warehouse and DC to understand the operational processes and identify the areas of the proposed WMS. During the pre-installation and implementation period of the... Read More

Managing Director – Hallmark

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group team of consultants was truly professional. They identified ways to optimise the warehouse layout and methods to minimise the company’s distribution costs. As a result, Coffee Hit benefits ongoing,... Read More

Director – Coffee Hit

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group specialist consultants provided a high-level implementation project time plan and phased business transition plan, holding a workshop to agree on the preferred solutions. The consultants produced detailed CAD drawings,... Read More

Musclefood Operations Director

Aquila Air Traffic Management Services engaged the services of The Supply Chain Consulting Group with the purpose of benchmarking the provision of Logistics and Warehousing Services, the performance of SCCG was first class. The... Read More

Head of Procurement – Aquila Air Traffic Management Services

“The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) played an important part in optimising The Salvation Army Trading Company’s (SATCoL) logistics network. Their in-depth analysis of our stock data, seasonal fluctuations and growth projections allowed us... Read More

Operations Director – Salvation Army Trading Company – Logistics Network Strategy

“Working with SCCG on our warehouse design and implementation project was an absolute game-changer for our company. Their expertise and dedication were instrumental in transforming our operations and preparing us for future growth. SCCG’s... Read More

Head of Operations – Warehouse Design and Implementation for a Luxury Retailer

“Thanks to SCCG’s expertise and dedication, we now have a well-designed warehouse that has significantly improved our capacity, productivity, and efficiency. Their expertise and strategic approach were instrumental in addressing our challenges and achieving... Read More

A Coffee Distributor – Warehouse Capacity

SCCG Managing Consultant says: “Our consultancy company was brought in to help a premium skincare retailer find the right WMS company for their needs and provide implementation support. We worked with the client to... Read More

A premium skincare retailer implemented a new WMS system

About SCCG

The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) is a well-established logistics consulting firm with a great reputation for helping companies meet their business goals through effective logistics strategy and design. Based in the UK, the company has completed over 700+ projects across 50+ countries.

Owned by its Directors, who are actively involved in projects, SCCG works with clients from major corporates to fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses across all sectors to improve customer service and reduce cost-to-serve.

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