Supporting the current operations with flexible overspill space & container de-stuffing solutions

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Warehousing | Retail

Business targets

Find cost effective deep storage solutions for residual stock; supporting the current operations with flexible overspill space & container de-stuffing solutions.

  • To find a European based deep storage solution for large quantities of previous season and excess current stock to free up operational capacity in the main DC.
  • To process landed containers that had been accumulating demurrage and detention costs. De-stuffing containers, cross docking urgent current season stock for transfer to the main DC and storing excess stock in the offsite facility.

Our approach

  • The initial step was to understand the profile of the differing storage profile requirements for the various excess and previous season stock.
  • Source partners and structure options to fulfil the required workstreams. Managing all aspects from operational requirements and commercials to go-live, supporting daily activity to ensure seamless communication across multiple operations.


  • 2 sites storing circa 3,000 pallets space total, additional support with container processing, transportation and fulfilment services.
  • Access to flexible storage capacity and fulfilment operation close to the customers current location, with larger storage capacity, container handling and x-dock capacity at an additional site.
  • Ability to process retail, wholesale and direct to consumer orders without the need to return stock to the customers own DC.
  • The flexible solution has prompted the customer to explore a longer-term relationship, with integrations to their own WMS to support a more consistent workflow for deliveries to their end customer.
  • Consolidation of excess stock into two operations supporting specific activity, making it easier to manage operational flow.
  • Using and paying for just what is required has reduced operating costs.
  • Reduction in additional costs for container activity due to faster handling of inbound freight.
  • Improved operational efficiency by freeing up capacity within the DC to allow improved flow of goods through the operation.