The logistics company has won a two-year contract, worth £3m, with Nestlé Waters to import bottled water from Europe while meeting Nestlé’s goals to reduce CO2 emissions.
End to end supply chain management is a dream for many and the recession has seen significant consolidation in manufacturing supply chains as companies seek efficiency. But how to you ensure that supply chain partners are maintaining a competitive offering and, crucially, how do you ditch those who don’t without disrupting a leaned out operation? Brian Templar, chairman at logistics consultancy Davies & Robson discusses.
A number of UK companies were awarded by ADS at Farnborough last week for their efforts to raise the performance of their supply chains.
Germany is often held up as an exemplar when it comes to European manufacturing and attendees at TM’s recent Supply Chain Excellence Dinner agreed that its approach to having joined up supply chains is key to its unusually strong industrial base. Responding to this suggestion, Nick Lowe, MD of third party logistics provider, Dachser UK, says that the approach of German companies to leveraging technology plays an important part in its resilience.
Business disruptions are costing each mid-sized UK manufacturer an average of £228,000 a year, the highest of any sector surveyed, according to a report published by Zurich Insurance.