Through our experience we know that every supply chain solution is different. We have a reputation for delivering service excellence and value to our customers.

Challenges

 

Our customers need a supply chain partner to have solutions to challenges they face in their markets.  

See our solutions to the main challenges you face.

 

Challenge

Many customers have long, fragmented and complex supply chains which can have a number of global touchpoints and supporting virtual and physical organisations involved. Complexity comes from scale across these supply chains and, although each movement or partnership can be optimised, the result is often inefficiency when viewed end to end. Customers are looking for visibility, resilience and cost efficiency and recognise that achieving this on their own is a challenge.

Solution

Wincanton can provide an integrated supply chain approach that brings together a number of services, comprising supplier management, planning, purchase order management, primary and secondary logistics, on-site sequencing and end-of-life management.

We will manage activity, create visibility and drive efficiency throughout your supply chain with an emphasis on resilience and traceability. We ensure all inbound and outbound flows are fully controlled from supplier to point of consumption in a timely and effective manner across the entire supply chain.   
 

Challenge

Every customer wants to be able to offer a great service to their consumers and in today’s world of ‘at my time’ logistics, speed and flexibility have become the new battleground.

Typically, customers look to their logistics provider to deliver a significant element of their consumers’ experience and want innovation and value as well as great prices.  

Solution

Wincanton provide a market-leading fulfilment experience for convenience retail, eCommerce and home delivery services.

This comprises the full spectrum of managed supply chain services, from fulfilment warehousing (pick and pack) through to optimised fleet and parcels delivery. We deploy solutions underpinned by technology, data analytics and a state-of-the art fleet and delivered by highly trained, professional and engaged colleagues.

Our network of UK facilities and partnerships with all the parcel carriers mean that we can offer our customers the latest possible cut-off times creating delivery options to suit every budget.

Our focus on rapid continuous improvement means that our customers never get left behind in the ultra-competitive world of ‘at my time’ logistics.

Challenge

Supply chains and third-party logistics are often traditional and can lack innovation.

Solution

Wincanton is a truly innovative business that creates solutions underpinned by technology and automation.  Not only do we have centres with state-of-the-art automation, we have also established W2, our Innovation Centre where we experiment with various innovative solutions, for example robots and AI. We partner with new innovative suppliers and invest in the latest developments of technology and digitalisation.

Challenge

Consumers value ethical and sustainable brands and so do local communities resident in the areas where major infrastructure and industrial projects are being undertaken. Typically, transport solutions cause a high environmental impact that your business needs to manage.

Solution

We have developed our ESG strategy, which aims to minimise our environmental impact and maps a journey to net-zero emissions by 2040 across transport, property and waste. Our top priorities are being net zero in our ‘to home’ operations by the end of 2021/22, investing in an all-electric company car fleet by 2026 and offsetting residual carbon emissions through Wincanton Woodland, where we plant a tree for each delivery we make.

Challenge

In the ideal world, every business should have a full suite of all competencies and solutions that they need to run their business. In the real world, it is often inefficient and imposes a high burden of managing a disparate set of stakeholders and obligations, from managing industrial relations to recruiting drivers, maintaining and upgrading a fleet of delivery vehicles, fuel requirements and regulatory commitments.

Solution

We have the expertise that enables us to manage a complex set of stakeholders, from the workforce and trade unions to local communities.  We have the purchasing power that allows us to procure vehicles and maintenance more effectively than our customers can do on their own and at a much lower cost.  We take care of all customers’ logistics requirements, allowing them to concentrate on what they do best: delighting their customers with great products and customer experience. 

Challenge

Transport operations require a stringent focus on health and safety.  Managing HSE comes with a high burden of regulation, compliance and responsibility for colleagues’ and public safety.

Solution

We have established and continue to maintain a strong safety culture across all our operations, underpinned by commitments from our colleagues, our management teams and our Board.  Our health and safety record is the best in the industry, is award winning and cares fully for all our stakeholders. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our colleagues and protect our customers’ reputation by delivering best-in-class safety performance.

Challenge

With a number of suppliers and third parties involved, frequently the accountabilities of each supplier are unclear, resulting in a lack of transparency, poor data exchange and loss of control.

 

Solution

As a single point of contact for our customers in managing supply chain performance we ensure that compliance to standards and continuous improvement with and through all partners is the DNA of a Wincanton managed supply chain.

We can take care of materials control and provide visibility of usage and expenditure. We can manage all your suppliers on your behalf, providing you with the full visibility of your supply chain performance to enable rapid decision making and building resilience.

We deliver value through cost reduction based on optimised planning and stock management, better vehicle utilisation and supplier collaboration, and improved service performance with a reduction in service recovery costs.

Challenge

Many of our customers, particularly in the Defence, Infrastructure and Energy sectors, use Wincanton to overcome the problem of local management circumventing defined systems and processes by using suppliers that may not fit their quality and cost criteria. 

Non-compliance results in a risk of poor quality, lower margins, contractual exposure and excess inventory.

Solution

We will manage compliance with your frameworks, take care of materials control and provide visibility of usage and expenditure. We can manage all your suppliers on your behalf, providing you with a single point of contact and full visibility of your supply chain. We can deliver procurement savings through consolidation and standardisation, increased demand aggregation through a longer planning horizon and reduced materials procurement costs.

We deliver value through optimised planning, increased vehicle utilisation by aggregating collections and deliveries, improved on-time performance and a reduction in emergency response deliveries due to increased material availability.

Challenge

Often on infrastructure projects, poor on-time material delivery and poor inventory availability can result in project delays or firefighting to obtain materials, driving down productivity and production.

Solution

Wincanton has the reputation for understanding, implementing and delivering strong project performance through best-in-class governance. Our operational teams draw on this expertise to deliver uninterrupted supply chain performance, enhancing productivity and freeing up in-house procurement, engineering and technical teams to concentrate on what they do best. We can achieve significant reductions in inventory and warehousing costs through inventory optimisation, reduced obsolescence, reduced product complexity, better assessment of stock requirements and better order management controls and authorisation processes.

Challenge

With many components to consider when implementing large transformational scale projects and the necessity to optimise resources and assets, the need for a trusted, experienced partner is key to reduce risk.

Solution

Our impressive track record in managing complex sets of recruitment and resourcing requirements for large complex transformational projects means we can scale up very quickly, without compromising quality. We collaborate with our customers to understand requirements and offer solutions that manage risk and cost. We also provide solutions that offer resilience and minimise the risks synonymous with complex supply chains.

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