Waterstones extends contract with Unipart Logistics
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)