X2 (UK) Ltd the 4PL transport provider have been awarded a £4.5m three-year transport contract for the distribution of packaged oils across the UK and Ireland for leading global manufacturer of edible oils ADM, based in Purfleet.
The contract will simplify ADM’s current multi-haulier solution by providing a single management function from X2’s central planning function in Hinckley, outsourcing the planning, optimisation, customer booking in, systems administration, warehouse coordination, delivery execution, post-delivery administration and supplier payments.
X2’s transport personnel work hand in glove with the ADM team in Purfleet and Erith and have direct access to their order management systems, allowing real time updates to delivery statuses and full visibility for the customer.
The solution covers chill and ambient distribution from full loads down to single pallet deliveries UK wide and into Southern Ireland.
Adam Spaull, ADM’s Transport & Customer Services Manager said “X2’s 4PL solution was an excellent fit for our needs, providing the flexibility and scalability of a multi haulier solution without the complexities of managing multiple supplier relationships. This makes our life simpler by providing a reliable service, reducing costs and overheads and ultimately, giving us a competitive advantage.”
Adam added “X2’s wider customer base also provides additional benefits for Hauliers who used to work for us directly, by providing access to complementary traffic flows all over the UK from other X2 customers, thereby creating additional efficiencies within the hauliers business.”
“The X2 team demonstrated a sound knowledge of our business, which rapidly resulted in a smooth, seamless implementation. This is something we truly value. We enjoy working with them and look forward to building a long-standing partnership”.