Waterstones extends contract with Unipart Logistics

transportjournal | January 12, 2018

The British bookseller Waterstones has extended its long-term partnership with Unipart Logistics for an additional five years. Unipart will continue to distribute books and related products to 280 shops, and to customers at home, from its 14,000 sqm hub in Burton-on-Trent (UK).Beccy Preece, Waterstones' head of supply chain services, said: "Over the past ten years our needs changed – along with the change in the way our customers buy books. With the introduction of a greater, non-book range Unipart adapted to support our needs and so helped our business to grow.”Key to the partnership has been Unipart’s innovative supply chain thinking and delivery of change. For instance over the past 18 months, Unipart completely reconfigured the service to the stores to provide a next day delivery service by harnessing the power of The Unipart Way, which is the company’s proprietary business system for continuous improvement. (mw)

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend with significant implications for the global economy. It spans industries representing 62 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) among G20 nations, according to Oxford Economics,1  including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. It also encompasses companies that depend on durable physical goods to conduct business, such as organizations that operate hospitals, warehouses and ports or that offer transportation, logistics and healthcare services.

Spotlight

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend with significant implications for the global economy. It spans industries representing 62 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) among G20 nations, according to Oxford Economics,1  including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. It also encompasses companies that depend on durable physical goods to conduct business, such as organizations that operate hospitals, warehouses and ports or that offer transportation, logistics and healthcare services.

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