XPO to manage Christy England supply chain in the UK and Ireland

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Bed and bath linens manufacturer and retailer Christy England has awarded XPO a multi-year contract for end-to-end management of its supply chain for all channels in the UK and Ireland.

The two companies have collaborated on designing a customized supply chain solution that integrates inbound product transportation from multiple manufacturing locations, storage at XPO’s shared-user warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, and outbound transportation of product orders to retail stores and outlets in the UK and Ireland, as well as the retailer’s e-commerce operations and niche delivery points.

XPO’s shared-user storage solution has been designed to provide greater flexibility in the use of warehouse space and improve overall efficiency. XPO uses warehouse management technology to maintain inventory control and logistics management of last-mile orders delivered to Christy customers.

Mike Holland, director of product and supply chain for Christy, said, “At Christy, we have always held ourselves to the highest standards of quality and service, and we prioritized these same attributes in the competitive tendering of our supply chain. Our choice of XPO has given us a cohesive, multichannel solution that delivers immediate benefits and will evolve along with our needs.”

Dan Myers, managing director at XPO UK and Ireland, said, “Christy is an iconic brand synonymous with quality and over 170 years of history. Working together in partnership, this new solution will broaden and further enhance Christy’s retail options for customers in all channels, from e-commerce to the brick-and-mortar experience.”

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