Leading logistics consultancy, Davies & Robson, has completed a successful logistics tender exercise for food manufacturer, Hain Daniels Group,

In October 2012, the Hain Daniels Group acquired Premier Foods’ jams, spreads and jellies business and required a new logistics solution to support the storage and distribution of brands including Hartley’s, Sun-Pat and Gale’s. The operation involves ambient storage for up to 13,500 pallets, pallet and case picking and the distribution of packed and bulk product to Hain Daniels’ customers throughout the UK.

Premier Foods initially retained responsibility for this activity following the acquisition, however, in order to minimise unnecessary cost, Hain Daniels required a new solution as quickly as possible.

Davies & Robson was appointed to model the operational requirement to establish an accurate outsourcing specification, run the tender process to appoint a third-party logistics provider and to prepare and negotiate the contractual agreement, to include a detailed implementation plan.

Alex Tompkins, Hain Daniels Group’s Head of UK Supply Chain said: “While we recognised that it was a ‘big ask’, our key commercial objective was to implement the new solution within a short timeframe. Davies & Robson used their experience to identify how we could take time out of the process without detriment to the quality or integrity of the project.”


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