Logistex Announces Partnership with John Lewis

31st March 2023

Logistics BusinessLogistex Announces Partnership with John Lewis

Logistex has been awarded a contract by the John Lewis Partnership to design and implement a solution to optimise their new e-commerce distribution centre at Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes.

The multi-phase project will initially see Logistex deploy its Warehouse Execution System (WES) Reflex, which will orchestrate the picking of orders across multiple zones of the Fenny Lock DC, and provides full integration with conveyors, Locus “Origin” robots and automated bagging Machines.

Future phases will include the deployment of an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Tote-to-Person (TTP) picking solution based on HAI Robotics HAIPICK robots and HAIPORT Workstations.

Tony Gruber MD Logistex: “We are delighted to be working with JLP on this strategically important initiative. It combines all of our key capabilities in one project, solution design, the deployment of our Reflex WES platform in a multi agent robotic based automation environment & complete project life cycle support. We look forward to a successful project and an enduring relationship with JLP”.

John Munnelly Head of Distribution, John Lewis Partnership said “This an exciting partnership which will transform our Fenny Lock site, as we look for new and innovative ways on how to best serve our customers.”

Logistex provides automated materials handling and software Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) solutions for warehousing operations. We are specialists in storage and retrieval, order forwarding, Goods to Person Picking and Robotic systems. As an independent warehouse automation specialist, Logistex integrate products from across the industry without compromise. Our services cover warehouse/materials handling design & implementation, warehouse management software and control systems, equipment refurbishment and maintenance, facilities management and 24/7 hotline support and spares.

The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain’s best-loved retail brands – John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical experiment over a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with over 74,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. The Partnership is purpose-driven, existing to create a fairer and more sustainable future for Partners, customers, suppliers and communities.