Operational Research The Science of Better

Menzies Distribution

Each night, Menzies Distribution processes approximately 1,500 tonnes of newspapers and magazines through 36 depots, and then out to over 21,000 retail premises throughout the UK.

The Problem

The operation delivers over six million newspapers and magazines per day against a very tight turnaround time. Products arriving from publishers through the early hours are cross-docked, picked and packed to the copy, then consolidated for delivery to the retailer. High speed, good organisation and overall efficient distribution service is paramount when the product has such a short shelf life.

 

 

The Solution

The Value