Fast growing supply chain solutions specialist, Walker Logistics, collected its second major industry award of the year when it was announced as the winner in the Operations SME category at the Logistics Awards, held recently at London’s Grange St Paul’s hotel.
Walker had to beat off stiff competition from other finalists including The Book People, Feel Unique, Fresh Logistics Services and McCulla to receive the prestigious trophy.
The achievement follows Walker’s success in July of this year, when the company’s commitment to operating to the highest environmental standards was recognised when it received the UK Warehousing Association’s Environment award.
Walker Logistics sales director William Walker commented: “Winning two prestigious industry awards within such a short period is a testament to everyone connected with Walker Logistics and reflects the professionalism and dedication to customer service that runs throughout our business.”
Walker’s senior warehouse manager, Wayne Petrie, collected The Logistics Award from John Buckley, sales director of sponsor, Toyota Material Handling UK and the event’s host, Paul Sinha.
Cubitts outsources key supply chain operations to Walker
London-based spectacle and sunglasses manufacturer and retailer, Cubitts, has outsourced key parts of its UK supply chain to Berkshire-based Walker Logistics.
Founded in 2012, Cubitts produces a range of stylish men’s and women’s frames which it retails from outlets in some of the capital’s most fashionable locations and via its website.
With demand for Cubitts’ frames growing significantly, the company needed a dedicated storage resource and the supply chain expertise that a logistics specialist could provide and, after a competitive tender, appointed Walker.
Walker will initially be handling two parts of the supply chain; after receiving inbound product from the Far East, Walker will replenish cases and accessories to Cubitts’ London shops in either component form or as complete kits that have been processed through Walker’s specialist re-work division.
Walker’s value-added and returns management expertise was a significant factor in the company winning the contract as, going forward, Walker will support the innovative ‘Home Try On’ service that Cubitts offers to its customers. The ‘Home Try On’ service allows Cubitts’ internet clients to trial four spectacle frames at home for a week. The frames are picked and packed within a specially designed kit and sent direct to the customer’s address. Then, hopefully, the customer places an order for his or her preferred glasses and returns all four ‘trial’ frames to Cubitts.
William Walker, sales director of Walker Logistics, commented: “Cubitts’ free ‘Home Try On’ facility means that they need a logistics partner with a strong track record of managing value-added services and returns. We are very pleased to be working with Cubitts. We beat off competition from a number of different logistics operators in the industry to win the business, which is tremendous testimony to the quality of our service.”