Health & Beauty Storage Project

The Project


Dynamic Storage Systems has completed a bespoke storage project for one of the UK’s major health and beauty chains, providing luxury perfumeries and cosmetics to food, electronics and fine wine.

In order to facilitate the business model required it is crucial to provide the most efficient storage and handling solutions within their distribution centre. Ambitious development plans were developed to increase bulk storage locations by infilling areas around the site and mezzanine floors were used to carry out the value added operations. These include management of store returns and picking/packing operations which were all transferred out of standard low level pallet racking with wide aisles.

Inclined Shelving

The “Dynamic” challenge was to provide unique inclined shelves able to present totes of products within an ergonomic and efficient layout. The new layout would provide over 4700 linear metres shelving with picking capabilities faster, more accurate, minimised walking distances, improved working conditions away from busy FLT aisles.

Testing

Dynamic Storage Systems developed the racking design with an inclined shelf to meet the specifications and proved the concept using a sample bay.

Strategic Product Placement

Products were strategically placed with fast SKU’s placed at waist height with both lower and upper levels used for replenishment or slower moving SKU’s. Replenishment racking with decked shelving were also installed in adjacent areas and capable of storing totes up to 900mm long.

On completion our client commented:

“We are very pleased with the project outcome and some early signs of the picking throughput showed a 10-15% increase over a four week average”.

Commenting on the success of the project, Howard Gillard MD at Dynamic Storage Systems said “We are extremely proud to have developed an innovative solution using our in depth knowledge of products and suppliers on the UK market today. The results are of a durable high quality solution with early signs of an excellent return on the investment”.

Dynamic Storage Systems provided impartial and independent advice throughout the process and project managed the installation on time and within budget.