We worked closely with Nestlé in order to gain a thorough understanding of the day-to-day operations, as well as the specific challenges it faced.
From there, we are able to develop a bespoke, flexible and scalable digital yard management system.
Under the new multilingual system, delivery drivers now input their details digitally upon arrival at security. They then wait in a designated area where they can view a flight board – similar to an airport or train station information screen – enabling them to monitor the status of their load. When it has been loaded or unloaded, they can return to their vehicle and leave the site.
Shunter drivers also access the live information via a tablet in their cab, meaning they are fully aware of all movements on site.
The system has been such a success it will now be implemented by Nestlé and its strategic logistics partner, XPO Logistics, at an innovative new distribution centre in the East Midlands.
- David Walker, Logistics Transformation Projects Manager at Nestlé’s UK Confectionary Headquarters in York