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Transport Savings For Premier Forest Products

Premier Forest Products was formed in 1993, and are part of Premier Forest Group, one of the UK’s leading vertically integrated group of timber companies.

They are engaged in the importation, machining, processing, merchanting and wholesale distribution of timber in England and Wales. They currently have over 350 employees, with their head office in Newport South Wales.

Premier Forest Products invited Davies & Robson to undertake an initial review of the transport operation believing that there was opportunity to take cost out of the operation. A detailed review was undertaken, consisting of:

 Mapping the existing operation and associated movement flows

  • Analysing, verifying and modelling order data
  • Establishing a base case scenario
  • Undertaking several ‘’what if’’ scenarios involving depot and fleet changes and planning parameters

After analysing the data provided and modelling a number of alternative scenarios, Davies & Robson presented clear recommendations that would deliver significant cost reductions.



Davies & Robson presented some very specific recommendations, showing us exactly what could be saved and how. Their knowledge, contributions and understanding of what we required proved to be extremely effective, giving us the necessary information to move to the next stage.

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