Asda has renewed its reverse logistics contract with XPO Logistics for a further three years – extending a partnership that goes back to 2002.
XPO will continue to manage the logistics of Asda’s product trays across nine sites. The returned assets will be washed, inspected, and then reused for product distribution, while some may be sold or recycled.
Chris Hall, senior director, central logistics for Asda said: “Together, we’ve worked hard to implement far-reaching waste reduction initiatives and achieve significant savings and other efficiencies. We look forward to nurturing further improvements across our reverse network.”
XPO will manage a pool of over eight million assets and will oversee 250 supplier accounts.
Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland for XPO Logistics, said: “The teams at Asda and XPO have worked tirelessly to drive tangible cost reductions and process improvements for Asda.”