Bunzl Catering Supplies Extends Relationship with Microlise Transport Management Solution


Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of international B2B distributor Bunzl plc, recently renewed its contract with Microlise, adding Fleet Performance, Remote Tacho Download, Journey Management and the Health and Safety Module to its existing Proof of Delivery (POD) transport management solution.

Bunzl Catering Supplies utilises its global purchasing power to source, consolidate and deliver food packaging and hygiene products to its customers in the catering and hospitality sector, via a national network of seven operating branches and a National Distribution centre in Birch Coppice, Tamworth.

The addition of integrated transport execution, delivery performance and driver de-brief to the Microlise service solution will support Bunzl Catering Supplies to make further operational improvements and further reduce environmental impact.

According to Phil Haskew, National Transport Manager, Microlise software has already streamlined the Bunzl Catering Supplies delivery management function: “SmartPOD has considerably reduced administrative effort and has provided additional visibility of our operation, while allowing us to move from paper to digital data management in a way that is secure and fully compliant.

“Extending the solution for us is a natural progression as we have identified further workflow and customer service improvements we can make by introducing fleet utilisation, planning, and health, safety and compliance management solutions.”

“Microlise solutions are designed to integrate fully across the fleet management spectrum to maximize business outcomes and deliver targeted information and tools to support improved visibility, efficiency, customer service and safety and compliance outcomes. We are delighted to continue to partner with Bunzl Catering Supplies and support them as they deliver a strengthened end-to-end customer experience,” said Nadeem Raza, Microlise Chief Executive Officer.

Microlise is one of Europe’s largest technology, telematics and transport management solution providers, working with 14 of the UK’s 15 largest retailers and managing more than 500,000 active vehicle connections worldwide.

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