Partnership spanning more than a decade now includes storage, distribution and data
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today that it has helped the UK’s National Highways reduce costs by 28% through improved storage, inventory tracking and delivery accuracy since the contract began in 2010. National Highways is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving motorways and major A roads and setting highway standards. GXO’s end-to-end logistics solution includes a dedicated weekly delivery service to the 10 Regional Stores as well as support for the new requirement for asset temperature testing to ensure highway safety in the changing climate.
“We’re pleased to continue our 12-year partnership with National Highways, helping manage and continuously improve England’s strategic road network,” said Gavin Williams, GXO Managing Director for UK and Ireland. “Working closely with National Highways’ Regional Stores, we have consistently exceeded delivery and collection targets, achieving a standard of 99% OTIF (On Time In Full). From administration of road salt deliveries to IT development, we’re working with National Highways to make motorways safer, smoother and more reliable while also delivering meaningful savings.”
Since launching the partnership, GXO has supported National Highways in reducing costs in a variety of ways. Beginning with storage of spare parts for motorway projects, GXO has steadily extended its services, which now include storing all products road users might benefit from on a motorway, from message signs, telephones and gantries to underground cables and weather station consolidation.
GXO vehicles distribute spares parts nationwide on a weekly basis to 10 Regional Stores, including replenishment of orders. GXO employees manage stock at these Stores. GXO services also include the management of inventory, product testing and overseeing of repairs.
Stewart Young, National Logistics Manager for National Highways, said, “Our partnership with GXO has been outstanding, reducing our costs and improving our services. GXO has also helped us to significantly reduce the lead time to deliver equipment and materials to roadwork sites, which improves the planning and execution of maintenance and repairs. For over a decade, GXO has consistently shown excellent adaptability and response times so we can ensure our customers have safer journeys and our roadways support a growing economy.”
About National Highways
National Highways is a government company that plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains England’s 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads, known as the strategic road network (SRN). We make England’s roads work in harmony with the communities and environments that surround them and we are by our customers’ sides, keeping them moving by providing exceptional services.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of e-commerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 120,000 team members across more than 900 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.