Client: Sass & Belle

Location: UK

Services: Business Improvement

Project Summary

Jigsaw were asked by Sass & Belle to redesign and deploy a new concept for their online retail and distribution centre.

The Challenge

  • The client’s operation was spread over four separate sites across London
  • Space restriction and high inventory hampered growth and Jigsaw were asked to provide expertise for the consolidation, warehouse layout design and move into the new premises.
  • Stock optimisation needed to be part of the footprint change

Why Jigsaw Business Group

  • A progressive company delivering premium level support services working in strict adherence with robust in-house best practices in accordance with all industry standards.

  • A proven track record with a team possessing real industry experience with empathy to support businesses accordingly understanding individual pain points;

The Solution

Jigsaw provided 3 subject matter experts working to:

  • analyse current stock and create a ‘Plan for every part to reduce it to a level that would fit in the new premises.
  • End-to-end assessment of the operation, footprint and supply chain
  • Map out Current State and development of Future State in strict adherence to budget restrictions
  • Lean deployment, removal of system wastes
  • Design and implement plan to consolidate and move seamlessly without impacting the day-to-day business
  • Develop options for Best-in-Class layout design to maximise storage and operational area
  • Evaluate operational processes and propose improvements in both process and manning levels.
  • Provide a new dunnage reclaim process

Key Achievements

  • The business was consolidated and moved, becoming fully operational out of the new Heathrow combined warehouse and distribution centre within 6 months, on-time and under budget
  • New layout capable of storing the reduced stock, elimination the need for auxiliary storage
  • Stock optimised by 1500 pallets position
  • Dunnage reclaim saves ~£20k per annum
  • Operational and business culture change