Acumen Automotive Logistics Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Acumen Logistics Group, has achieved ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation, at the first attempt, for its Coventry based Control Centre. The top accreditations for standards of excellence for environmental management and service, the ISO certifications will help support the company’s growth strategy within the automotive logistics sector.
Undertaken with support from Rosewood Keen Management Services (RKMS), an initial review was carried out which assessed current practice against accreditation requirements. Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements were identified and compliance assessed. Operational procedures were then amended to incorporate the necessary controls for accreditation.
As part of its ongoing policy of providing cutting edge contract logistics solutions for its clients, Acumen Automotive Logistics now has an MSA FLEET Auto-Mates transport management system, with Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, which allows Acumen Automotive Logistics to closely manage the collection and delivery of vehicles. The system can integrate with customers’ data to identify specific vehicles for transportation. The addition of a planning system enables vehicles and drivers to be easily allocated, thereby saving the company considerable time in setting up and administering vehicle movements. Mobile working with driver PDAs is an additional option, which allows for electronic signatures, vehicle inspection, photographs etc.
"Continuous improvement is essential to our ongoing success", said Chris Doughty, Acumen’s Managing Director. "This new accreditation is important to show our commitment to quality, the environment, supporting customers and meeting the strict demands of the industry. It is also ongoing as we plan to achieve accreditation across all our operational sites ".