Consultants in Logistics
highways agency

Services Provided:

  • Systems Requirements and Resourcing
  • Process Analysis & System Requirements
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Infrastructure Modelling
  • Outsourcing & Tender Management
  • Inventory Analysis & Planning
  • Transport Operations Improvement

Highways England

Highways England is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s strategic roads, whilst administering the network as a public asset.


Initially, our supply chain consultants were asked to determine the optimum strategic solution with regards the storage and distribution of items to support the technology used in the on the road network.


When the contract on the National Distribution Centre was due to expire we were invited to assist with the tender exercise, from identifying expressions of interest to contractor submissions and contracts, to finally evaluating the proposed solution. Subsequently the facility was outsourced and relocated.


Further support included:


  • Developing IT applications to identify stock at main electrical maintenance contractors, equipment returned for repair, items returned to stock and cannibalisation or other actions.


  • Producing an electronic catalogue of stock located in 12 stores and 140 compounds, including photographing over 4,500 items, and creating codes for those not on the system.


  • Preparing a functional specification for a stock management and forecasting system.


  • Establishment of an electronic library for equipment manuals.


  • Preparing procedures manuals for regional stores and the NDC.


  • Creating a website to get information to the external user base.

“Davies & Robson's supply chain consultants initially provided me with invaluable expertise in negotiating the required service level of the outsourced logistics contractor, this being the first contract of its sort for Highways England. They continued to support me during the interim period pending the relocation, providing me with expert advice and guidance on contractor performance and operational changes that have arisen, covering warehousing and transportation.”

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