Recent investment in Mandata systems is paying off in more ways than one for the Oldham-based warehouse and distribution company, TT Express.
Cost savings, higher efficiencies and better communications are just some of the benefits the company has been realising since introducing Mandata’s transport management solutions. Now, they have just been named the 2015 winners of the Tesco Primary Haulier of the Year award; a tremendous accolade for the company, who join the hall of fame alongside previous award-winners John Raymond Transport, Maritime Transport and Eddie Stobart Transport.
Why TTX won the award
Presented in recognition of top levels of service, shortlisted candidates were assessed across a wide range of metrics, including the number of loads delivered successfully, overall consistency of service levels, and the quality of communication between the hauliers and the team at Tesco.
Vlad Costache, General Manager at TT Express comments:
“Without a doubt, we are achieving higher levels of efficiency and realising tangible benefits since replacing our previous back-office software with a new, integrated Traffic Management system from Mandata.”
TTX has made substantial investments back into its business in recent months, with a primary focus on improving its systems and IT infrastructure. The firm’s investment has included new servers, fibre-optic connectivity, and a host of transport management technologies from software company Mandata to help improve overall service levels and communication, as well as lay the foundations for future growth within the business.
In September 2014, Mandata Vehicle and Trailer Tracking was installed to provide real-time visibility of the entire TTX fleet, together with an integrated driver behaviour solution to enable TTX to monitor driver performance, and implement training where required. This was followed by a full Mandata TMS and Workshop software package in early 2015, bringing all of the systems together in one, easy-to-manage programme.
“We have tighter control of our business and are more agile as a result of implementing these new systems. Our customers now have the ability to place on-line bookings, see real-time delivery progress and access POD’s on-line and via their own mobile devices, which is of real benefit to them personally, and adds substantial value to the service we provide,” Vlad added.
Investment in staff and resources
In addition to new technologies, TTX has invested considerably in its staff, working closely with Oldham Council to help train local young people via the ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ apprenticeship programme, as well as undergoing an impressive fleet transformation in partnership with Renault, acquiring 10 brand new Range T Renault trucks to add to the ever-expanding TTX green fleet.
A spokesperson from Tesco Primary, Anthony Gries comments:
“TTX was nominated by Tesco Primary Managers for their flexibility, dedication and overall collaboration in helping us to improve our processes to service the distribution centres and stores network across the UK.”
“We are delighted to have had our hard work recognised at this level and to have been awarded the Tesco Primary Haulier of the Year award,” Vlad concludes.
“Receiving this award has just proved that our investment into new technologies and modernised vehicles has paid off.”