Urban consolidation centres provide an effective solution for companies trying to meet new emission zone regulations by reducing their impact on the environment, along with many other benefits associated with consolidating inbound deliveries.
Some bulk items such as stationery and parcel deliveries can be diverted to the logistics hub, then consolidated for delivery to site using electric vehicles. Up to 60% less deliveries to site can be achieved, with significant reductions in C02 and meeting urban restrictions.
By consolidating orders onto dedicated vehicles traffic flows can be improved by moving site deliveries to off peak times, reducing congestion in the day and improving overall control of when deliveries are made to site.
Eliminating deliveries from suppliers and couriers directly to site improves security. There is also a much lower risk of accidents around the building and surrounding areas with less vehicles and congestion on site, especially HGVs.
By controlling inventory from a central stock holding location it’s possible to look at all usage data that can reduce inventory levels. Procurement savings are made through buying in bulk for all departments at the same time.
Holding inventory at a logistics hub can free up space on site for other purposes. Cost savings are achieved through holding inventory at the logistics hub where the cost per sq ft is lower than in city centres where rates are at a premium.
“We all felt we knew what we needed but without the analytical back up that Davies & Robson have provided we weren’t able to quantify these benefits. The help with the strategic positioning of this project has been invaluable.”
DAVID LAWSON, CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER, GUY'S & ST THOMAS'
“It has been a pleasure to work with Davies & Robson logistics consultancy [...] They were set the challenging task of supporting over 80 operational businesses and their customers through an 18 month complete road closure [...] They combined a professional back office approach with a highly visible daily presence on site. It is clear that they developed warm relationships with each business, allowing them to continue to function, despite the lack of road access.”
JOHN DELANEY, HEAD OF PROPERTY SERVICES, BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL
"[...] On meeting the Davies & Robson logistic team our initial fears began to be lifted as they got to know the day to day workings of our business and put in to place the solutions we needed within a matter of days [...] I would have to say that they both exceeded my expectations and have gone well beyond and above the call of duty to keep my business operational, the result of which, so far, I have not had to relocate, a fear that I was having to face I can only say, many thanks!”
STEVE WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, P & S BEDDING LTD
Our logistics consultants have a broad range of experience in developing urban consolidation centres for both the public and private sector, including Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. We will carry out a detailed study of your inbound supply chain, tailoring solutions to meet your requirements and improve final mile logistics operations:
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