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Our visit to the River Island warehouse


River Island warehouse visit

The Supply Chain Management MSc students had the opportunity to take part in warehouse visits this week. I was lucky enough to visit the River Island warehouse at Magna Park.

With over 60 years of fashion and retailing experience, River Island is one of the most well-known fashion retailers in the UK.

The visit allowed us to see how River Island have automated their processes and to learn about their omnichannel approach. Additionally, we were able to see how they use warehouse technology and automation and the impacts they have on the final customer delivery. We also learnt how the different areas of the warehouse worked together to achieve efficient and high-performance activities. During the visit we had the chance to speak to River Island’s inbound manager, operations manager and distribution manager, this allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of operations.

The visit allowed us to see the knowledge that we gained and concepts that we learnt on our Warehousing module put into practice. I believe that this experience will help us greatly with our ‘Designing a warehouse’ assignment.

We would like to thank River Island and Cranfield School of Management for this amazing opportunity which will support us greatly with our studies.

Roger Baron Pla

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  1. Nick 05/07/2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Nice article on the warehouse visit. Found an interesting article on a visit to the retail warehouse here.

  2. Rana Pratap 16/10/2019 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice post!
    Thanks for sharing useful post.

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