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Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances: Consolidating the distribution operation

Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances (GDCA) is part of the Glen Dimplex Group which operates in markets across the world. GDCA owns many well-known household brands including Morphy Richards, Roberts Radio, Stoves, Belling, Britannia and LEC.

GDCA embarked on a comprehensive business transformation programme which included the move to a new target operating model, consolidation and outsourcing of warehousing and distribution operations.

In order to meet a strict deadline, Davies & Robson were invited to run the outsourcing and tender management of the consolidation of GDCA’s distribution operation into one warehouse. Tasks undertaken included:

  • Modelling the operational requirements
  • Establishing an accurate outsourcing specification
  • Identification of possible contractors
  • Preparation of an Invitation to Tender document
  • Evaluation of contractor submissions
  • Preparation of a draft contract
  • Support with negotiation

With extensive experience in managing outsourcing and tender processes, we worked with GDCA to gain a clear understanding of the current logistics operation and establish data sets as the basis for the new solution.

GDCA appointed XPO as their UK distribution partner. XPO offered a tailored solution to consolidate GDCA’s warehouses into one in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. XPO delivers finished goods to the warehouse from the GDCA factory in Prescot, Merseyside, and provides storage capacity, management of spare parts and raw materials, customer and e-commerce order fulfilment and value-added services, such as the customisation of finished goods.

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