BMW Group UK has extended its contract with Fuller Logistics to act as the automotive manufacturer’s Dealer Metro Distribution Centre based in Slough for a further five years.
The centre is a dedicated warehouse operation developed and managed by Fullers for the receipt, put-away, pick/pack and same day despatch of up to 1,500 lines per day of automotive components and fast moving spare parts for BMW and MINI retailers in the South of England and South Wales.
The centre enables BMW retailers to order parts and receive multiple deliveries on a same day service, with some outlets receiving up to three deliveries a day. This ensures that retail centres across the region can complete work for customers and return their vehicles in the quickest time possible. In 2015 the operation was enhanced further by the introduction of a Saturday service.
Fullers worked with BMW Group UK prior to go-live, focusing on the stock and order profile, design and build of the new operation. This detailed planning at the outset resulted in a seamless transition from the in-house operation formerly carried out at BMW’s head office in Bracknell.
Paul Barnett, fulfilment services manager for Fullers, said: “Fullers’ proven strengths in the FMCG sector and our ability to implement flexible, efficient solutions continue to help us excel on behalf of our clients and deliver solutions that enable them to improve operational processes and enhance customer service.”