The Disney Store Ltd has awarded TNT Logistics its UK distribution contract and TNT is utilising vehicles assigned to another customer to benefit both of its clients.
The TNT liveried vehicles are used to deliver Nissan Renault spare parts to 450 dealerships throughout the UK at night, and then part of the fleet is used to deliver merchandise to the 59 Disney stores in the UK during the day.
Both clients are based at Magna Park in the Midlands and by maximising the use of the vehicles, we are reducing costs for everyone, says Rob McWhirter, Managing Director Business Development, TNT Logistics UK Ltd. We have worked with Nissan for more than 14 years and, as with all our clients, we continuously seek ways to improve both efficiency and service levels for them.
For the Disney Store, TNT Logistics will make about 120 deliveries a week from January to October and then double that number in the run-up to Christmas. There are more than 4,500 product lines, delivered in roll cages, including soft toys, stationery, dress-up clothing and dvds.
The operation, previously in-house, is run out of The Disney Stores European Distribution Centre at Magna Park, where stock is also held for the companys other retail outlets throughout the rest of Europe.
Nick Snelson, Director of Distribution Operations for The Disney Store, says TNT Logistics was awarded the UK distribution business because of its innovative transport solution. The operation provides significant service and cost benefits to The Disney Store.
Howard Wilkinson, Head of Nissan Renault Alliance After-Sales Logistics Operations in the UK comments: "We work in true partnership with TNT Logistics and by double-shifting the vehicles with Disney we are improving the cost-efficiency of the service we provide to our dealerships."
Picture Details: Rob McWhirter (front left) seals the deal with John Hobson (front right) from Disney, watched by members of both teams.