Paperchase has opened a purpose-built 150,000 sq ft warehouse in Thrapston, Northamptonshire following a strategic review of its supply chain operations by consultancy Total Logistics.
The move comes as the company plans to open around ten more standalone stores in the UK this year, increasing its total to 110, as well as beginning its expansion into the United States.
A narrow aisle racking system has been installed, along with ground and high level shelving, which will be served by two articulated VNA trucks and six order pickers to pick from both longspan and VNA to a height of five metres.
In order to achieve real-time stock visibility and supply chain efficiency warehouse staff will use hand held IPOS technology to scan products.
The site layout has been designed by Total Logistics to accommodate future expansion with 13m of free height to maximise efficient use of the space.
Karen Jagger, head of logistics at Paperchase, said: “The processes we now have in place are instrumental to our speed, accuracy and efficiency in delivering the right products, at the right time, in the right stores.”