The 20th Anniversary of the Supply Chain Excellence awards saw industry leaders from across Europe gather at The London Hilton to celebrate outstanding achievements in the sector.
We were highly commended for our logistics and distribution capabilities, narrowly missing out on the top spot to 17 Port Maritime Regiment RLC. In the Warehouse Initiative category, we placed in the top 6 contenders, alongside VE Commercial Vehicles and Aldi with Crown Lift Trucks.
We have full ownership over the logistics process from sourcing and managing product ranges to delivering to our customers. This approach sees our 1st pick availability continue to exceed 97%, despite growth of more than 10,000 part numbers year-on-year.
In the last year, we’ve made major improvements to our distribution infrastructure, with the introduction of 3 new mega trailers, VW Crafter vans and bespoke electric Moffetts improving delivery capacity and efficiency for the business. This is supported by our unparalleled driver infringement performance which is consistently better than the national average. These are just some of the initiatives which set us apart in the Logistics and Distribution category.
Our Director of Logistics, Charlie Weale, said, “We constantly review our logistics and distribution capabilities, drawing on the latest technology and processes to benefit our customers, and are thrilled that our recent enhancements were recognised in the awards.”
Organised by Logistics & Supply Chain magazine, the awards celebrate companies at the forefront of innovations in supply chain and logistics, regardless of the sector, size or age of the organisation. This year, there were over 120 entries and the general quality was considered to be better than ever. MAN Truck and Bus was awarded the overall prize, beating off competition Shell, Argos (with LLamasoft) and Tesco Distribution.
We will continue to drive innovation in logistics, distribution and warehousing initiatives to maintain the industry-leading service we provide to our customers.