Warburton’s have chosen to team up with DHL supply chain to be the companies lead logistics provider in order to decrease the 2 million a year that is spent on transport.Warburtons main control tower is based in Bolton, this is where they over see the primary transport that through out the company each day. 2 million loafs , rolls and other bakery products are made on average in the Bolton factory.
As well as cutting the distance travelled, DHL will monitor fuel efficiency and carbon output across the fleet. Telematics’ devices will be used to measure driver and vehicle performance. Training will be targeted at improving driving techniques.
Adam Marson, supply chain director at Warburtons, said: “DHL’s proven experience in the cereal sector made it a natural choice as our logistics partner. Its transparent, measurable initiatives will have a pivotal role in supporting our ability to continue delivering the freshest products possible daily to our customers and consumers.
They have also introduced new technology that is helping the companies products get out of factories a lot quicker to go directly to customers. Warburton’s have replaced its ageing IT system with the help from specialists FuturMaster and since doing so Warburton’s have managed to increased there accuracy from 79 percent to 86 percent.