Hellmann UK launches trailer planning tool to improve cost control
Jan 31, 2012
After months in the planning stages, logistics operator Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has launched a trailer planning tool. Ensuring shipments are moved in the most cost effective way while demanding improved network utilisation both within the UK and in System Alliance, the new tool has created massive benefits in Hellmann's trailer planning department.
- Conceived by Hellmann UK's Groupage planning team, who worked closely with the IT development team, the most effective synergies used within a shipment's lifetime have been obtained
- This has helped to improve cost control without increasing shipment times or affecting service levels for customers in any way
- The benefits of the trailer planning tool will cement Hellmann UK's number one position within the System Alliance partner structure for the UK area
- The ambition of Hellmann is to drive quality higher within the UK business based on the System Alliance Europe (SAE) standard and thus obtain a top 5 position in Europe by 2013
Matthew Marriott, Commercial Director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK, said of the new tool: "Led by our Operations Manager Mark Danson, our Groupage planning team has worked exceptionally hard to design a solution to improve our already strong process systems. The new tool will strengthen shipment control, most notably exports, while improving efficiencies in terms of cost and time, which is beneficial for both our customers and Hellmann as an organisation."