Europe’s largest independent 4PL 3T Logistics has been nominated for an industry award in recognition of their work with JCB improving transport management over the past decade.
The company has been nominated for the Logistics Partnership of the Year award organised by the Logistics Leaders Network. To reach the final, 3T had to demonstrate supply chain excellence as a result of working with their client, in this case, JCB, and a third party logistics provider/supplier. 3T has worked with JCB for ten years, optimising transport processes and improving service levels.
The shortlisting panel were looking for evidence of improved customer satisfaction, on time delivery and factory/ warehouse output. The award will be presented at a gala on Friday 24th November at St Johns Hotel in Solihull.
3T’s CEO Steve Twydell comments: “When we pioneered the 4PL model many years ago, we aimed to redefine the business model of managing transport by introducing new technology that brought unprecedented value to our customers. The true unbiased (no assets) 4PL model enabled this, and we have continued to refine our products to become a highly successful 4PL – and more recently a significant SAAS provider.”
3T was one of the first logistics businesses to introduce artificial intelligence and big data analysis to transport management systems. The company’s digital ecosystem of logistics applications has transformed JCB’s transport operations.
The real time management information has enabled both parties to explore cost efficiencies in areas not normally attributed to transport organisations, from greenhouse gas reporting to providing dealer communications portals for product visibility.
The Logistics Leaders Network was launched in response to demand within industry for a networking platform to support the drive to encourage young people to choose a career in logistics as well as supporting professionals in strategic logistics development.
Set up in 2000, 3T Logistics (www.3t-europe.com) work with premium brands that have high service level and complex transport requirements. The company manages around £150 million ($199 million) of transport through their systems for companies in the construction, packaging, FMCG and automotive sectors. Clients include JCB, Honda, British Gypsum, LINPAC Packaging and Keuhne Nagel.