As part of the project, the two parties have created a new, multi-purpose delivery centre which will allow for a significant reduction of 90% per day in the overall number of deliveries to the three major central London hospitals – Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
All shipments inbound to Dartford will be tracked on arrival and at each key point in the process through to final handover. Combined with the supplier booking, this will provide the customer with total visibility across the supply chain.
Within CEVA’s new Dartford facility, Guy’s and St Thomas’ will create an innovation center where work on future initiatives can be developed. The team is also evaluating gas-powered and electric options for the trucks used to further reduce the carbon impact of deliveries to the hospitals.
David Lawson, chief procurement officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’, says: “This new supply chain hub will reduce the number of deliveries to our hospitals by 90 per cent, which will remove over 36,000 truck deliveries each year. This is part of our ambitious strategy to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our sustainability while ensuring critical deliveries are made every day across our central London hospitals, and we are very pleased to count on CEVA Logistics’ expertise and drive for innovation.”
Source: Post and Parcel