Case Study

Providing a Direct to retail operation for a national newspaper group

We provide the direct to retail operation for the South Coast area and manage distributions centres in three locations nationally. This includes the operation of a distribution centre in Portsmouth from where over 40 vans (1,500kg Transit type vans) distribute to over 1,200 newsagents on a nightly basis between 2.30am and 6.30am.

Our Responsibilities

We were heavily involved in the client’s change process with key roles to play in continuous improvement at all sites to provide a highly active efficiency management function. We assisted our client to develop and introduce a new distribution model which included:

  • Designing the reporting
  • Compiling the operating procedures
  • Implementing ‘lean’ development of the existing operation to reduce the cost per copy.