JD Sports Fashion Plc
Two LiG partners were engaged by JD Sports to manage a programme to build and fit out a new, highly automated DC and integrated the distribution activities of all the organisation’s brands onto a single site for all their omni-channel requirements. This involved the consolidation of operations from six other smaller sites. During the project JD Sports acquired Blacks Outdoor Leisure and this operation was also integrated into the new operation. This also involved the closure of their existing DC and the move of activities to the new DC.
“LiG were engaged by JD Sports to manage our program to transform our distribution network. They managed the design and build of a new automated 600,000 sq. ft DC that replaced our existing network of warehouses. They supported the set-up of the new facility which required excellent Project Management skills plus the LiG fully supported the transition process which required a phased move for over 1,000 staff. The team were highly effective and fitted in seamlessly with the in-house team to produce an excellence outcome.”
Garry Plumpton, Warehousing and Distribution Director at JD Sports Fashion Plc