JCB signs three year contract to reduce transport costs

Posted on 26 Mar 2012

Construction manufacturer JCB has signed up a British transport management company on a three year contract to help direct its transport operations to reduce supply chain costs and carbon emissions whilst improving service and visibility.

As part of the contract, involving the processing of over €12m transport activity, 3t will be responsible for carrier selection and fulfilment, reporting transport activity and implementing cost and service improvement initiatives for the JCB service division which distributes parts worldwide across its network of 16 warehouses. The manufacturing company is also committed to reducing 35% of its carbon emissions by 2020.

3t will oversee the outbound transport and delivery of replacement parts from the UK based World Parts Centre, European Parts Centre in France and the Czech Parts Centre to dealers across the globe.

To help reduce waste in the supply chain and minimise costs for clients, 3t has developed a range of services, including their own in house transport management system, Global Carrier Manager (GCM).

Tim Fawkes, business development manager at 3t, says: “Having worked with JCB for some years, we have proved that it is possible to make substantial transport savings without compromising the high standard of customer service that JCB are known for.”

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