Allport Cargo Services (ACS), in collaboration with Sainsbury’s, has won a third award for their collaborative ‘stockless – direct to store origin pick programme’. This latest accolade for supply chain innovation was presented to the freight forwarding company and retailer at the BIFA (The British International Freight Association) 2014 awards in London yesterday (22 January).
As the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight, the BIFA awards are a platform to reward and recognise high standards and professionalism across the freight industry. BIFA’s Supply Chain Management award is given to companies that have provided a customer-focused innovative solution that has resulted in a more efficient and cost-effective management of the supply chain.
Working in partnership, ACS and Sainsbury’s devised a strategy that revolutionised the way that Sainsbury’s flows general merchandise product into the UK from overseas sourcing locations. The judges were particularly impressed with the way in which the strategy ‘demonstrates a very innovative approach to overseas pallet building and container load planning, resulting in the customer seeing significant cost savings and increased productivity”.
Clyde Buntrock, Business Development & Marketing Director at Allport Cargo Services, commented:
“Having also received a European Supply Chain Excellence award and Lloyds Loading List Global Freight Award for Supply Chain Partnerships, at ACS we are now focused on ensuring our 2015 projects continue to add value to our clients and lead the industry. We would like to thank BIFA for their continued hard work supporting our industry and congratulate all winners and nominees this year.”
Image caption: L-R Naga Munchetty (event host, financial journalist & TV presenter), Jon Stott (Sainsbury’s), Phil Sugden and Clyde Buntrock (Allport Cargo Services), Paul Richardson (BoxTop Technologies – sponsor)