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Park Logistics wins contract to deliver Usain Bolt’s bed

Have you ever wondered what happens to the furniture used in the Olympic Village? Well, wonder no more! Even you can pick out something sat on by a medal winner ““ talk about reverse logistics, this article on logisticsmanager.com discusses how Park Logistics was recently selected to transport the furniture used in the Olympic Village to souvenir hunters: he items are being sold through a web site run by Remains of the Games, a trading division of Ramler Furniture, the company responsible for sourcing and buying around one million pieces of furniture, fixtures and equipment and renting them to Games organisers Locog for the period of the Games. Items include 11,000 beds and mattresses chairs from the village dining hall, coffee tables, sofas, bedside tables and more than 6,500 bright green bean bags used by competitors relaxing after their events. Park Logistics has found the experience to be challenging thus far, finding need to hire more staff and reassess the processes around its own supply chain methods. This unique job could test the strength of any supply chain ““ especially when one considers that each item will be dropped at the customer's door and not at a single pickup point.

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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