XPO, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has implemented an expansive optimisation plan for Lakeland, resulting in notable enhancements to efficiency and sustainability. Lakeland, a family-owned business and UK retail pioneer, relies on XPO for the timely distribution of stock to approximately 60+ kitchenware and houseware store locations.

“Since 2018, we have collaborated with XPO to ensure that our distribution network flows smoothly and our stores are replenished with stock to meet customer expectations. XPO is our partner of choice for the critical agility we require. Now, we are working together to take the operations to the next level of excellence for our business and, importantly, for the customers we serve,” said Claire Seddon, Head of Supply Chain Management for Lakeland.

Under the partnership the logistics giant distributes stock to more than 60 kitchenware and houseware store locations for the family-owned retailer. Between June 2022 and November 2022 the two companies’ joint collaboration has delivered 99.5% on-time performance with deliveries to stores, a 19% cost outperformance compared to the same period in 2021, and 1.4% average savings per trip from the use of the shared trailer model.

In addition, the collaboration has seen a 104,000 kg reduction in CO2 emissions in the six-month period, year-over-year, from route optimisation and zero health and safety accidents across distribution operations.

“The results are a case study of the partnership in action — two like-minded businesses driving positive change in every aspect of the logistics activity. From service, to safety, to cost, to sustainability, this combined team is smashing it out of the park every single day. I am super proud of this special relationship we have created together and know that we can build on this fantastic foundation,” added Dan Myers, XPO’s Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

XPO is a leading innovator of transport services in Europe, including technology-enabled truckload, less-than-truckload, truck brokerage, managed transport, last mile and freight forwarding. The company tailors its solutions to customer-specific needs across a range of consumer, trade and industrial sectors and world-class events.

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