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GH Consulting support Premier Foods develop and manage a Tender Process

developing and managing a Tender Process

 

With the return of food inflation and changing retailer promotional strategies, Premier Foods have combined their logistics operations into one centralised warehousing and distribution operation.

 

Updating their strategy to give an equal focus to revenue growth, cost efficiencies and cash generation; Premier Foods are also working on continuous improvement programmes in manufacturing.

 

Having previously completed consultancy projects for Premier Foods, Leading UK Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy - Gideon Hillman Consulting, were contacted, and were requested by the Premier Foods management team, to support the consolidation of their sweet treats and grocery businesses.

 

developing and managing a Tender ProcessThe Specialist Consultants at Gideon Hillman Consulting, conducted an initial centre of gravity analysis, alongside proposing various scenario models for depots. The Gideon Hillman Consulting team compiled data of Premier Foods’ entire Supply Chain processes, including but not limited to delivery operations, distribution operations, fleet size and profile, mileage dependent upon vehicle type, and drivers’ hours and route structure; including estimated transport cost impact.

 

"Gideon Hillman Consulting were approached by Premier Foods initially to deliver a proof of concept exercise to establish the viability of a logistics consolidation plan. The data driven practicality checks and guideline costings were completed diligently and proved to be incredibly accurate in terms if the projected costs vs. the eventual contracts awarded. This served as a credible bench mark against which to evaluate tender responses and solutions. Having completed the first phase we engaged Gideon and his team to develop and manage a tender process which was comprehensive, transparent and time bound." 
Head of Strategic Projects - Premier Foods.

This initial review, enabled the Gideon Hillman Consulting team to provide Premier Foods with practical, and realistic solutions, of which the most cost effective option was for the consolidation of Premier Foods’ sweet treats and grocery businesses, into a single depot based in the Tamworth area.

 

Following the establishment of an optimum location for a single National Distribution Centre, the next step for Gideon Hillman Consulting, was to develop their recommendations into a scope for tender. Global provider of transportation and logistics services, XPO Logistics won the contract with Premier foods, covering inbound transport, warehousing and outbound distribution to customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

 

Premier Food’s 650,000 square foot site will reportedly employ around 170 workers and be equipped with XPO’s state-of-the-art warehouse management system. It is reported that transport services will be handled with a bespoke distribution fleet of approximately 70 vehicles and 200 trailers; with XPO customising its transport management software to enable Premier Foods to continually and consistently achieve optimal fleet utilisation.

 

With the support of the Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants at Gideon Hillman Consulting, Premier Foods have now been successfully provided with a fully integrated and seamless solution to support their manufacturing and distribution operations.

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Gideon Hillman Consulting is a trading name of The Supply Chain Consulting Group Ltd is registered in England and Wales.
Company Registration No: 09751027. Registered office at Highdown House, 11 Highdown Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XT. UK
A supply chain and logistics specialist with knowledge of logistics network planning, inventory optimisation and industry research

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport fsdf SHD Logistics Awards Finalist New Facility 2016 Winner of the UKWA Technical Innovation Award 2016 The Logistics Awards Finalist Operation (large) 2018 QMS ISO 9001 Registered The Logistics Awards Finalist New Facility 2018 Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2018 Finalist Institute of Consulting