Dobbies Garden Centres has appointed NYK Logistics to support its seasonal operations and its e-commerce business.
Dobbies required a flexible service that could cope with volume stock build as well as rapid dispatch of the ranges it sells at different times of year.
The agreement will see NYK providing end-to-end supply chain from Dobbies’ suppliers in the Far East to stores in the UK.
NYK is also managing home delivery to individual customers and stock intake, storage, order picking and delivery in a bid to improve Dobbies geographic reach and stockholding, while improving IT benefits.
Dobbies hope to see improved stock integrity, visibility throughout its seasonal supply chain, improvement to management information and reduced damages.
The NYK operation is based at its Glasgow distribution centre. Dobbies’ original base was in Scotland and it now also has outlets as far south as Shepton Mallet and Milton Keynes.