Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Emo extends Norbert contract

Emo Oil has signed a two-year contract extension with Norbert Dentressangle.

The company, which supplies a range of lubricants and products such as red diesel and kerosene, operates throughout the UK selling Shell-branded oil products to automotive, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers.

The Transport Services division of Norbert Dentressangle provides storage and pick and pack from its warehouse facility in Northampton.

Palletised orders are then distributed through its shared-user operation, while a nominated parcel carrier ships small consignments.

Receipts and orders are pre-advised electronically via a direct Emo Oil interface with Norbert Dentressangle’s ULTIMA warehouse management system.

All stock is managed on a first in first out (FIFO) basis, with around 12,500 next day deliveries being made each year distributing more than six million litres of oil products.

Mick Filaitis, lubricant distribution manager at Emo Oil, said: “Centralising our warehousing and utilising Norbert Dentressangle’s transport network, rather than working with a pallet network group, has provided us with significant efficiencies and costs savings. Equally importantly, the streamlined operation has enhanced our national distribution service to all our customers.”

Norbert Dentressangle also offers additional services, including the dispatch of packed fuels to companies using plant machinery and bulk deliveries of automotive engine oil, transported in intermediate bulk containers to garages and service stations – fully trained drivers decant the oil into customers’ storage facilities.

Returns management is also handled; Norbert Dentressangle has developed an integrated IT system enabling delivery notes to be printed with the correct branding.

Emo Oil is able to track orders using Norbert Dentressangle’s SHARP (Shipment Handling and Reporting Program) technology, which allows the management team to monitor deliveries across the shared-user network.