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Project Examples

J Wiley and Sons- European Distribution Centre Sortation Project  (Read more)

  • Analysis and design for International publishers order fulfilment system
  • RFI Management
  • Tender and supplier selection
  • Design and contract management
  • Implementation and handover
  • Operations relocation to new building
  • Extensive automated tote conveying through revised picking methods
  • Wave out sort with Automated ASRS buffer
  • 270 Way book sorter with inducts and automated order collation belts
  • RFID
  • Revision to ERP methodology and IWS WCS
  • Order insertion, automatic closing/ despatch label
  • 26 way despatch sorter/collation rotated on pick waves (hide)


Yodel UK-Sort Centre Review (Read more)

  • Major review following integration of DHL parcels operation
  • Retained to assist team in new and revised sort centre design and roll out
  • Largest project of type in UK
  • Successfully completed on business critical fast-track basis (hide)


Jacques Vert (Read more)


Consolidation project to bring current season stock warehouse and sale stock into one facility.

Hanging garment and flat stock for 3 high street and international brands.

Data analysis for all stock, Layouts for 2 sites, 5 alternatives for consideration, consolidation to final design layout for tender.(hide)


Sala International (Read more)


Full service design and implentation project for a 1 million box archive document handling and storage facility.

Scoping capacity on site alternatives, layout and detail design for chosen site, tendering and procurement for storage systems, MHE, sprinklers, heating and lighting. MF/I contract preparation and separate tender process for transport contract. Role of Engineer for all inspections / approvals.(hide)

Inditex, Zaragoza, Spain (Read more)

  • Expansion of existing operation at the 1,000,000 sq ft Zaragoza DC.
  • Polygon provided infrastructure design expertise
  • Extensive Miniload system 13 off 18m cranes
  • Sortation capacity increased from 35,000 to 70,000 units/hr.
  • Conveyor network capacity increase from 1,000 to 4,000 cartons/hr
  • 1,000 carton sequence buffer
  • Designs completed within 6 months and accepted and implemented by client 2006/7. Investment 28 million Euros. (hide)

High Street Fashion Retailer, UK  (Read more)

Nike, Taicang, China  (Read more)

  • New facility to service the growing Chinese market.
  • Total facility footprint 1,400,000 sq ft
  • Polygon provided design and technical support for procurement and selection
  • Extensive conveyor network (Circa 10km)
  • Three high speed sortation units
    • Primary sortation for Apparel goods
    • Secondary sortation for Apparel goods
    • Shipping sorter for cartons and cases
  • Technical development of racking, shelving and vehicle tenders (hide)

Techtronic Industries, Didcot, UK  (Read more)

  • Relocation of operation to new facility in Didcot.
  • Data analysis to define business model & future requirements
  • Cost benefit analysis of conceptual designs
  • Strategic / infrastructure design
  • Technical development of tender documentation
  • Supplier liaison (hide)


Joules, Corby, UK  (Read more)

  • Lifestyle fashion brand, growth 60% p.a. Multi channel
  • Expansion of existing operation at the Corby fulfilment centre
  • Polygon provided strategic / infrastructure design expertise
  • Future logistics modelling for 5 year projections
  • SKU growth +40% Year on Year
  • Search support/design for Overflow Warehouse and New DC
  • Procurement and tender management for WMS and 3PL Strategy (hide)

Home Delivery Network Limited, Ryton, UK (Read more)

  • New 200,000 sq ft distribution hub
  • Parcel sortation
    • 30,000 parcels per hour
    • 80 despatch doors
    • 44 receiving doors
  • Tendering supplier management
  • Solution development
  • Supplier selection (hide)

Keystone Distribution, Buncefield, UK (Read more)

  • Distribution facility for over 1,000 McDonalds restaurants
  • Previous facility destroyed during Buncefield Incident
  • Composite facility (Ambient, Chill and Freezer)
  • Very high stock turn
  • Polygon engaged to review business profile and investigate automation options
  • Manual operation strategies recommended and developed
  • New infrastructure design developed and implemented (hide)

FedEx for Volvo, Glasgow, UK (Read more)

  • VOR overnight parts distribution
  • 8,000 SKU
  • Location analysis
  • Facility layout design
  • Supplier selection
  • Site implementation
  • Completed on time and within budget(hide)

Newell Rubbermaid, Fradley, UK (Read more)

  • Existing 400,000 sq ft National Distribution Centre holding 11,000 SKU
  • Changes to core range rendered the facility infrastructure inappropriate resulting in poor space utilisation and operational inefficiencies
  • Polygon engaged to resolve the inefficiencies
  • Data analysis and business modelling to project the future facility requirements
  • Process mapping to capture the business processes
  • New operational strategy developed
  • Available floor area increased by 50%
  • Substantial reduction in maintenance cost (hide)

Bentley Motors, Crewe, UK (Read more)

  • New Integrated Logistics Centre for JIT item picking
  • 150,000 tote Miniload with Goods to Man picking
  • Development of tender design and documentation
  • Bidder management
  • Tender evaluation Supplier matrix evaluation for decision analysis
  • Support for contract development and test strategy (hide)
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