Abbey ADM Contract 2 (1)

Abbey Logistics Group has secured a multi-year contract extension with major edible oils producer ADM UK for the nationwide distribution of bulk oils.

Abbey has worked with ADM for more than 20 years to provide bulk liquid transport to UK customers and this latest extension aims to provide even greater service and customer support.

Together, ADM and Abbey have made significant changes to the operation of the contract, using data to understand where service levels can be improved.

The new approach has included increased use of live data and management information, a new regional manager and restructured planning team together with closer collaboration with ADM on managing and coordinating loading from ADM’s plant, helping eliminate blockages and increase efficiency.

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Abbey liquids business unit director Dave Patten said: “Our continued partnership with ADM is thanks to a collaborative approach, regular dialogue and a great working relationship which has allowed us to identify pinch points and take action.

“Since we implemented changes to the operation, we have consistently seen service levels well above industry standards and we expect that to continue.

“Together, we worked with focus and energy to create a sustainable, flexible and dependable transport operation and the success of the changes our teams have implemented is a clear example of Abbey’s attitude to supporting customers through listening, and a core focus on achieving leading levels of service and quality.

“Despite being the largest edible oils road tanker company in the UK, we are determined to prove to customers that it is not just our scale that can support them, it’s our willingness and ability to understand the unique challenges each customer faces and then build a solution tailored specifically to their business.”