TDG has announced that it has won one of the biggest UK road transport contracts in the sector.
The seven-year deal which encompasses the management of Corus’ UK road transport services, will see TDG move some 1,500 loads of steel products each day from over 40 sites throughout the UK. To optimise Corus’ road transport operations, TDG will create a centralised planning platform, based at Corus’ Scunthorpe site, utilising its Integrated Transport Management (ITM) system.
This will provide core management functions and generate the most favourable routes and loads through its analysis of Corus’ order pool. TDG’s online management system will also enable hauliers, Corus and ultimately customers to track work allocation information via the internet. TDG’s ITM platform will monitor deliveries, adjusting plans as necessary to improve customer service and utilise spare back haul capacity.
The development of a ‘best in class’ road transport network for Corus UK will save over a million miles of transportation each year, thereby reducing over half a million litres of fuel consumption and its associated carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
Commenting on the agreement, Paul Lormor, long products division director said: “TDG is one of Europe’s top logistics organisations and has an excellent reputation for delivering supply chain excellence. Their experience in developing fully integrated road transport networks, together with their IT systems expertise, makes them a natural partner for Corus.”
David Garman, chief executive of TDG added: We are delighted to be working with Corus to provide a comprehensive transport management capability for its UK operations. Our systems will give Corus the agility to respond to changing customer requirements, increase transportation efficiencies as well as improve delivery performance. This partnership demonstrates significant progress in TDG’s continued drive to deliver leading edge supply chain solutions.