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Wincanton is offering its customers the opportunity to model what their supply chains could look like after Brexit.

The operator has joined forces with PwC to offer planning support to customers in order to help them prepare for the UK's departure from the EU next year.

The four-stage planning service includes gathering insight and information before designing strategic and operational plans in the face of numerous post-Brexit scenarios, including a no-deal situation.

This planning will encompass the cost and impact of potential supply models, as well as where and how measures could affect relationships with suppliers and how business practices may need to be amended.

Wincanton CEO Adrian Colman said the move allowed the firm to with with its customers through the Brexit transition, and that PwC has an "intimate understanding of Brexit across a broad range of business challenges" that will support its customers in building "workable, dynamic" Brexit plans.

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Colman added that Wincanton's status as an Authorised Economic Operator means its customers have access to simplified or fast-tracked customs systems.

PwC partner Jonathon Marshall said: “Brexit is not something that British industry can take a ‘wait & see’ view on.

"From a supply chain perspective, businesses need to understand in detail how they buy and sell products and services from around the world.

"Brexit means that, more than ever, they must understand how these are distributed, the product flows and the tariffs they are currently exposed to, and how these may change depending on the outcome of Brexit."