Leicester firm wraps up contract with leading food packaging operator
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Leicester based 3T Logistics and Technology Group has been selected by one of the UK’s leading food packaging manufacturers to streamline its customer deliveries and help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
Food packaging manufacturer PFF Group has recently invested in a new transport management system to supply packaging products to supermarkets and food manufacturers across the UK. With increasing changes to their logistics needs due to the continuing pandemic, PFF Group selected 3T as the ideal partner to help them fulfil their growing supply chain requirements.
PFF Group currently also manufactures disposable PPE aprons which are despatched from the company’s Washington site to Department of Health and Social Care depots and distributed for use by NHS frontline health and social care workers. This, it says, will be an important element of the new transport management system which is based on and delivered by 3T Logistics and Technology Group’s cloud-based software.
3T has a proven track record and enviable reputation in the logistics sector for its supply chain and transport management solutions. PFF Group will benefit from this expertise through the platform’s capability to consolidate loads and optimise vehicle usage, thereby reduce journeys and lower carbon emissions.
Lee Wilkinson, group supply chain manager at PFF, said: “We work with a pool of hauliers and the software enables us to select the best carriers for locations where we can do multiple drop deliveries. By making sure we have filled the vehicles, we are reducing costs and the environmental impact as the amount of carbon per pallet delivered is reduced. The new system also tracks delivery lorries to ensure they arrive on time and manages proof of delivery. This means we are improving service to customers who are increasingly seeking suppliers with reduced carbon usage.”
Rob Hutton, sales and marketing director at 3T Logistics and Technology Group, believes the new partnership with PFF Group will see a reduction not only in costs for PFF Group but also in its environmental impact.
“We see the introduction of our TMS solution as a critical step in PFF’s digital transformation. PFF has a vision of reducing carbon footprint and with our transport management system, we will automate and optimise PFF’s transport operations, giving the firm full control of its transport management and bringing greater levels of transparency and visibility.
“The collaboration between 3T and PFF showcases two fast-growing British businesses with a global outlook that are using technology to drive efficiency and innovation. We look forward to working with PFF and providing the logistics solutions it needs to scale their business and further accelerate growth.”