ASDA has named leading pallet distribution network Pall-Ex as a nominated carrier. Pall-Ex will be responsible for collecting freight from ASDA's UK stationery vendors, which it will then consolidate at its Leicestershire based central Hub, before delivery to ASDA's own distribution centre in Doncaster every week.
This will mean that ASDA's Doncaster distribution centre will receive fewer deliveries of small consignments, which are crucial to its sales effort, but can slow the flow of distribution, due to their irregular delivery patterns.
With total UK and European coverage, Pall-Ex is ideally placed to undertake nominated carrier schemes of this type, where it collects, consolidates and delivers small consignments to customers' distribution centres or even direct to stores at pre-arranged, convenient times. ASDA and other customers not only improve efficiency with a smoother flow of logistics, but also have a single point of contact for freight traceability and also benefit from cost savings and a reduction in administration.
ASDA is one of many major retailers working with Pall-Ex, which prides itself on its ability to tailor services to suit each individual customer.
Hilary Devey founder, owner and CEO of Pall-Ex says of the contract: “We are looking forward to working with another fast moving retail organisation. We have so much expertise in providing quality service in FMCG and ASDA has recognised our sector-leading standards.”
Lee Hodgkin, Primary Operations Manager for ASDA, states: “This relationship will allow us to manage our inbound flows more effectively and maximise our inbound capacity.”
Pall-Ex was established in 1996 by Hilary Devey to deliver small consignments of palletised freight cost-effectively throughout the UK. In just over eleven years, the company has become the No.1 operator of a palletised “hub and spoke” freight network, with over 100 depot locations throughout the UK and Europe and a purpose-built £12M hub in Leicestershire, together with a regional hub situated in Cumbria. Pall-Ex offers a comprehensive range of pallet storage and delivery solutions, with access to over 7,500 vehicles and over five million square feet of warehousing in the UK and Europe.