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Kimberly-Clark transport contract for Jigsaw

Kimberly-Clark has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Jigsaw for deliveries of brands such as Huggies and Andrex.

Jigsaw will manage a significant proportion of Kimberly-Clark’s total transport operations. It is one of eight companies providing logistics services to Kimberly-Clark following a rationalisation of operations.

The closure of two of the company’s manufacturing facilities in the UK presented an opportunity to rationalise transport and distribution.

Jigsaw’s operation covers customer deliveries from Kimberly-Clark’s main manufacturing plants at Northfleet in Kent and Chorley in Lancashire. This includes full and part truckloads (LTL) to support flexibility.

Jigsaw also manages trunking movements between Chorley and Northfleet to ensure optimised stock levels at both locations. It is also supporting movements from the Northfleet paper mill to the local distribution centre and co-packing operations managed from the same site.

The bulk of transport operations are handled by Jigsaw partner hauliers, SR Smith and Downton with support from Jigsaw’s partner network to provide national coverage and peak support.

Jigsaw, which has worked with Kimberly-Clark for the past five years, has invested in more than 50 new 3.1m high trailers to supplement the resources already available through its network. It has also dedicated ten extra-long high-cube trailers to the trunking operation.

Andy Humpherson, managing director at Jigsaw, said: “The operation sits very well with our existing FMCG client base which also have demanding requirements for national support but also takes our business into another part of the consumer goods sector.”

 

Article source: http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=22388