Nisa offers virtual tour of Scunthorpe distribution centre


Nisa has created a virtual tour of its Scunthorpe warehouse in response to the continuing lockdown restrictions in place across the country.

The group said the demand for on-site visits has not dwindled despite the pandemic, leading Nisa’s logistics team to come up with creative solutions to keep everyone safe.

“The pandemic is a long-term issue and we quickly realised we were not able to simply put to one side some of the usual offers we make to other businesses, suppliers and partners,” said Kevin Mackrill, Nisa’s logistics operations manager.

The virtual tour brings to life the experience at the vast distribution centre which is the size of eight football pitches and has a perimeter measuring three-quarters of a mile. The tour is created by combining existing footage with new material recorded by DHL colleagues wearing GoPro cameras as they did a walkthrough of a warehouse tour.

“We have footage showing everything from how orders are picked to tours of every area of the site, our track and trace operation, health and safety measures – it is all there on the screen to see,” Mackrill said.

Nisa said it plans to replicate the service at other distribution centres in the network.