Nisbets has contracted with Menzies Distribution for the management of weekly shipments to its 22 UK stores following a three month pilot. The contract sees shipments trunked from Nisbets’ distribution centre in Avonmouth to Menzies’ depot network, with pallets and cages then transferred to local vehicles for final mile delivery.
Jim Huckle, operations director for Nisbets said ” Menzies impressed us with their ability to provide a reliable and cost-effective service throughout the country. It wouldn’t make sense for us to have this kind of operation on dedicated vehicles but by working with a consolidator we have been able to secure a much more attractive and efficient arrangement. Although we’re already the largest supplier in our market we have significant growth ambitions. Supply chain excellence is critical to those plans and in Menzies we have a partner that we know will deliver for us.”
Steve Murray, general manager for business development Menzies Distribution added “Our contract with Nisbets is an excellent example of how we can combine our trunk and local operations to support customers’ supply chains. Thanks to our other logistics work and our newspaper and magazine deliveries, we’re on the UK’s high streets already. That allows us to offer a high;y efficient service.”