Rapid Warehouse Clearance


Furniture Stock Transfer


A fast, efficient service for a business in administration.



Logistics scheduling and deployment for large furniture retailer.

Background

The Furniture Barn (2016 Ltd) was set up to run The Furniture Barn Ltd and The Furniture Barn of Market Harborough Ltd (both in Administration).

The organisations objective was to sell all, or part of, the two businesses while working with the Administration team. One of the initial steps was to close most of the inefficient, in-house, logistics operations (seven separate warehouse facilities and seventeen vehicles) as it was haemorrhaging cash and three of the worst performing stores.

After three months, a deal was struck, with another retailer, to acquire four of the stores leaving just the original superstore in Market Harborough and the main warehouse.

The Challenge

The team were left with a huge challenge as the main warehouse (30,000 sq ft) in Corby needed to be closed very quickly with all the remaining stock to be transferred to the Market Harborough site over a very tight timescale.

As such, they required a flexible and ‘fast to respond’ Logistics company that could help meet this very urgent and difficult challenge. Being furniture, much of the stock was an ‘ugly’ size and very heavy and the risk of creating damages during the exercise was quite high.


The Solution

Loop Logistics was contacted and devised a plan and organised the resources to make ensure the smooth running of this delicate operation.

We suggested how the stock should be prepared and planned a schedule of ‘shuttle’ runs from Corby to Market Harborough in a way that would minimise additional costs.

The Benefits

We were chosen to run the project and achieved the task with the minimum of fuss and, most importantly, we delivered on budget with no breakages.

“Loop Logistics were totally punctual, very polite and kept all parties informed of their progress throughout the job, making recommendations to adjust the plan that ultimately improved the outcome.

“We were very happy to work with the guys from Loop as they worked as if they were part of our team. Nothing was ever too much trouble, there were no surprises and they were very good people to work with.”

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