Bibby Distribution optimises performance with Masternaut fleet management
The UK’s leading independent logistics company, Bibby Distribution, has extended its rollout of Masternaut’s award-winning fleet management system to a further 1,300 trailers. The extension follows a succession of new business wins by the company.
With Masternaut, Bibby has improved vehicle utilisation as part of their programme to adapt and improve their operations. Bibby Distribution provides a full range of logistics services for many national and multi-national customers including Arla, First Milk, Tate & Lyle, Honda and Toyota GB.
Bibby identified areas where improvements could be made, including utilisation management, streamlining administration processes and enhancing trailer visibility. Through its proven ability to deliver, Masternaut was selected as the preferred tender to optimise Bibby’s operations.
“Like us, our customers continue to look at different cost-saving methods while maintaining standards to achieve optimal operational efficiency. We are excited to see the Masternaut system positively impacting the quality of our customer service and our ability to remain competitive on price,” explains Adam Purshall, Regional Fleet Manager at Bibby Distribution. “We initially trialled Masternaut’s technology in mid-2011 and found that it not only met our ambitions to streamline customer service but also generated substantial efficiencies.”
Keith Walker, Masternaut’s UK sales director, said: “Bibby Distribution is a great example of a business looking to extend the value of technology beyond basic operational benefits to deliver competitive advantage for the company. The use of Masternaut’s products by Bibby importantly highlights the impact of telematics on other areas of the business – for example by strengthening customer relationships and improving competitiveness.”
In total Bibby Distribution employs 1,000 drivers throughout the UK. The Masternaut vehicle optimised solution will now cover a total of 1,405 trailers and tankers with the implementation scheduled for completion by the end of March 2012.
Masternaut designs and delivers innovative solutions for managing the mobile workforce that enable customers and partners to achieve evolutionary step-changes in their performance and service delivery. Formed through the combination of established telematics providers, Cybit and Masternaut, the new Masternaut boasts the broadest range of telematics products, services and R&D capability in Europe.
The companies represented some of the fastest-growing private technology firms in Europe and were ranked 13th in the Sunday Times International Fast Track, having achieved more than 150% growth in sales during 2007-2010; whilst Masternaut was also featured in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Sunday Times Tech Track 100, and was also recognised on the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA in 2009.
Masternaut has more than 550 employees and 10,000 customers across Europe and has been recognised by Berg Insight as Europe’s largest telematics provider.
About Bibby Distribution
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 105 locations across the UK, employs 2,500 people and manages 2 million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
The company is part of the £1bn-turnover Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year old family owned business-to-business services specialist. It is involved in ship-owning and operation, shallow water accommodation, offshore oil and gas services, contract logistics, financial services, memorial parks, employment law, health & safety advisory services, specialist plant & equipment hire and retail.
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