Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

MoD contract extension boost for Wincanton

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract extension to General Dynamics, resulting in 25 new jobs at Wincanton, which manages the firm’s logistics.

Wincanton has serviced the MoD “Long Term Support Solutions” contract for General Dynamics at its Bicester site for six years.

The contract covers inventory management and receiving, storing and dispatching state of the art “Bowman” military communications equipment for use by UK forces both home and abroad.

Ross Bannerman, Wincanton’s business unit director for its defence business, said: “The LTSS has provided Wincanton with the opportunity to continue to support the MoD in delivering Bowman equipment to both operational and non-operational units.

“It has also allowed us to work closely with General Dynamics to ensure best value for money is achieved through a combination of lean methodology within the operation and the identification of opportunities for cost savings through process improvements.”