Bibby Distribution reports that it has 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."