Bibby Distribution triumphed over seven competitors to secure a five-year renewal of its transport contract with the largest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer, Tayto.
The extension to the decade-long supply chain partnership will see Bibby Distribution continue to deliver crisps and savoury snacks from Tayto’s Corby and Scunthorpe warehouses to customers across the UK.
Tayto picked Bibby Distribution as a result of the 3PL’s track record in proactively reducing costs and carbon emissions.
Over the past 10 years, the Bibby Distribution team has implemented a variety of initiatives that have annually taken more than 250 tonnes of CO2 out of Tayto’s supply chain, including the use of longer semi-trailers and a joint ‘virtual warehouse’ project for optimised ordering and routing.
Nigel Smith, Tayto’s Supply Chain Director, says: “Bibby Distribution is a highly proactive ‘chameleon’ business with a team that shapes itself and its colours to us, rather than expecting us to fit around their operations. We’re currently working with them on a project to expand our virtual warehouse programme and their input is vital.”
He adds: “The biggest benefit of working with Bibby Distribution is that we know each other’s business inside-out, and we really reap the advantages of their frank and honest observations.
“We see our customer requirements as a manufacturer of crisps and snacks, but Bibby Distribution sees our customer requirements as a delivery service, so they can spot areas where we can be even better that we might not have even recognised.”
Smith concludes: “We’re quick to grasp and implement the recommended changes they bring to our attention, from location reviews and order sizes to delivery days and customer requirements.”
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.
Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.
To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.
Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.
Tayto Group Ltd, is the biggest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer, producing five million bags a day across its six UK sites. The company remains family-owned and its headquarters are in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. In addition to Golden Wonder, its portfolio also includes Mr Porky, REAL Crisps, Jonathan Crisp, Portlebay Popcorn and Tayto, Northern Ireland’s number one crisp brand.
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