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Gideon Hillman Consulting conduct DC Design and Optimisation


Distribution Centre Design and Optimisation

Founded in 1946 in Battersea, Dunkleman & Son are suppliers of shoe care products under the DASCO brand name. In February 2015 Dunkleman & Son (DASCO) became part of the Alma FRC - a family-owned French business with a similar long history in shoe care allowing Dunkelman & Son Limited, the ability to offer the most complete range of shoe accessories in the world.

The DASCO brand of shoe care and footwear accessories is well respected both in the UK and world-wide. The DASCO brand has a reputation for premium quality and a modern, innovative approach to shoe care. DASCO brand of shoe care and footwear accessories is well respected and supplied to trade customers, both in the UK and in overseas markets.
The DACSO factory and head office are based in Northamptonshire, England - the traditional British home of high quality boot and shoe manufacturing. Such is DASCO’s expertise in shoe care that they offer a service tailored to their customers' individual needs. DASCO are able to supply their trade customers with an own-brand range of products, in addition to the extensive Dasco range.

Following continued business success, growth and an increasing range of products, the DASCO on-site storage facilities were virtually at capacity and thus a decision was made to move to a new purpose-built facility at Magnetic Park in Desborough.


DASCO enlisted the support of Specialist UK Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy – Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH). They required Gideon Hillman Consulting Limited (GH) to design the optimised facility in terms of internal layouts, workflows, equipment requirements and designated working areas, covering all aspects of the warehouse operations.


A review was required, to analyse the current facility operations and better understand the current and future requirements.


Following their review, the specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants were able to confidently determine the optimal internal facility designs, properly developed optimised layouts, workflows and operational processes, MHE and any automation/semi automation requirements for the DASCO facility.


Using the information collected, the GH team reviewed the information in order to determine how products flow through the existing facility. The Specialist Consultants then applied the growth forecasts to show the future handling requirements and flows, confirming these with DASCO, as an accurate representation to use as the planning base for subsequent designs for the new DASCO facility.


With the support of The Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants at Gideon Hillman Consulting UK, DASCO were provided with an optimised design for their new facility, with diligently detailed internal layouts, workflows, equipment requirements and designated working areas; to cover all aspects of DASCO warehouse operations, whilst simultaneously ensuring optimisation of all processes within the new DASCO facility.

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A supply chain and logistics specialist with knowledge of data analytics, enterprise resource planning and tracking systems

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