A three-phase approach was utilised to address the core questions sought to be answered by the study. These were:
Phase 1 Discovery.
Conduct site visits to the major warehouses throughout the states to understand and document site capacity utilisation and necessity.
Phase 2 Analyse and inform.
Using two years of historical data build a detailed profile of the operations flows, inventory, site productivities, purchasing patterns and transportation cost.
Phase 3 develop, test and recommend.
Utilising the business profile created in step 2, tested a series of scenarios and identify which concept provides the greatest realisable opportunity.