The British economy was facing a downturn after the post war boom ended in 1919. Although unemployment was increasingly growing this did not deter George Davies & Mark Robson, railway freight clerks, from launching their advisory service for freight rates in 1920.
Davies & Robson emerged into the market at precisely the right time. Merely a few months after their start up, the Government introduced the Railways Act of 1921 which saw the fragmented network of local railway companies grouped into four major regional organisations. They quickly noticed a business opportunity stemming from the prospect of a complete revision of rates and charging methods. In 1968 Davies & Robson saw the fundamental change in the licensing system for road transport and the birth of the logistics industry as we know it today.
Davies & Robson consultants have continually worked at the cutting edge of developments in logistics and supply chain management helping companies achieve competitive advantage in an ever changing World. Since its inception the range of services has grown considerably and now encompasses all aspects of logistics and supply chain management including infrastructure modelling and warehousing, transport operations, outsourcing and organisational support and improvement. Today Davies & Robson works with a wide range of domestic and multinational organisations, including users and providers of logistic services, both nationally and internationally.
Davies & Robson has a reputation for producing workable solutions based on thorough research and analysis and practical experience. Directors and Senior Consultants have all held executive corporate positions, with both users and providers of logistics services, reducing the risk of unforeseen consequences as change is implemented.
Our consultant's technical knowledge and wealth of practical experience, coupled with our sound understanding of the wider environmental context, familiarity with the logistics market place, and direct involvement in a broad cross section of industry sectors, give us a clear advantage when delivering solutions and driving real improvements for our clients.