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Tibbett and Britten

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TIBBETT AND BRITTEN Tibbett & Britten Group plc is a UK quoted multinational logistics service provider focused on manufacturers, retailers and distributors of food & drink, clothing and other branded consumer merchandise. The Group's services are primarily intra-regional, and include both conventional logistics and e-commerce support. Formed in 1958, it generated revenues of more than �1,500 million (approximately US$2.4 billion) in 2000. The group's core customers are major retailers and multinational blue-chip manufacturers, and some 93% of the business is contractual. Tibbett & Britten has sustained a 30% compound annual growth rate since the 1984 MBO from Unilever and the 1986 London Stock Exchange flotation. It is now the world's seventh largest logistics service provider (source: Financial Times, 22 February 2000). Today Tibbett & Britten Group has 33,000 employees and manages 47.5 million sq ft (4.4 million m�) of ambient and multi-temperature warehousing at 320 locations in 33 countries. It operates 11,000 commercial vehicles and trailers. In Europe it also has substantial intermodal operations, and in the UK manages open access international rail ports at Daventry and Doncaster. In 2000, total worldwide volumes handled approached 2.5 billion, including more than 1 billion grocery cases, 720 million garment sets and almost 700 million other cases and items. The total value of the merchandise was around �60 billion (US$ 85 billion). ...read more.

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percentage of the load fill, number of cases delivered, average cases per delivery, average cases per palette, cost of deliveries, cost of palette transport and cost per case transport. The report should also include a total throughput for the four weeks handling costs plus transport, overall cost of the operation and cost per case handled for the whole four weeks. PROPOSED SOLUTIONS I have decided to use a new or improved IT solution rather than an improved manual or existing system as the manual system is working well at the moment. All the daily intake and dispatch should be recorded on to a PC directly rather than producing manual logs .This will reduce the length of time taken and usage of several sheets of paper. MANUAL SOLUTION In a manual solution no system training is required .Information can be gathered and put together by people who lack IT skills. But a manual solution is time consuming. A lot of paperwork is used. It will also lack quality and accuracy. DATABASE SOLUTION In a database solution you can design your own table structures, create relationships, create and tailor forms and subforms to provide a pleasing and easy to use interface for the user. You can also perform multi-table queries, perform some processing or calculation on the input data to produce information and display or print reports. ...read more.

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A printer will also be needed. I have a system which can support the operating system and Microsoft Excel. My user also has no problems and there will be no need of upgrading or buying of new hardware. INPUT,PROCESSING AND OUTPUT REQUIREMENTS INPUT The data that will be inputted into the system will be- Date Number of suppliers Number of Orders Number of Cases Number of Palettes Total for the week Destination of delivery Cost per load PROCESSING The data will be processed by using formulae in the spreadsheet that will calculate the total throughput for the four weeks handling costs plus transport, overall cost of the operation and cost per case handled for the whole four weeks. OUTPUT The output will be a monthly report including the total throughput for the four weeks handling costs plus transport, overall cost of the operation and cost per case handled for the whole four weeks ready to be printed. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM The proposed system will use Microsoft Excel to create a monthly report including the total throughput for the four weeks handling costs plus transport, overall cost of the operation and cost per case handled for the whole four weeks. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS I aim to make my system work well and be accurate. It will be faster than the manual system currently running because the calculations will be carried out quickly by the computer compared to the manual system. ...read more.

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