Without logistics, your Christmas Day would look rather different. From the food to the presents, the decorations to the drinks – everything that makes the holiday season what it is, starts with logistics.
It’s estimated that 4.7 billion miles are covered collectively in the UK every year to deliver presents on time. A further 2 billion miles are travelled just to drop off Christmas cards. It’s a great distance that perhaps isn’t always necessarily appreciated nor considered.
When making online purchases, or posting packages, there’s a lot of work that ensues behind the scenes to ensure the safe delivery of a package. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of logistics and HGV drivers at Christmas.
Despite what the old fairytales would have you believe, your Christmas essentials aren’t actually made by elves in Santa’s workshops. They’re typically manufactured and then stored in warehouses, ready to make their way to their recipient in time for 25th. It’s very important that goods are stored somewhere safe and secure to meet supply and demand. To support of client’s businesses that require warehousing, we offer 50,000 sq. ft of secure storage space.
Your goods are then transported from manufacturer to supplier. This is a transition that ensures when you order something for Christmas, be it a tree, a toy or tinsel, it’s received from the company you bought it from.
Following this, is arguably the most important step of the logistics behind your Christmas day – the actual delivery of your goods. It takes a sturdy and reliable logistics company to ensure that the circa 130 billion cards and parcels that circulate the UK during the festive period make it to you safely. There’s an abundance of activity that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that buying gifts and essentials in time for Christmas is an easy and streamlined process for the consumer. That’s why at Barnes Logistics, we aim to maximise our efficiency through a ‘Just In Time’ strategy – flow times are reduced as orders are only moved to specific locations at the required time; reducing the amount of inventory, which in turn reduces waste and saves money.
Every step of the ‘logistics behind Christmas’ process requires hard workers and sound planning and organisation. Barnes Logistics is one such business that provides this kind of reliable service. With more than 100 drivers on the road each day, we ensure each of our nationwide customers receive the best logistical solutions to their delivery and distribution requirements, as well as storage. Our ‘just in time’ approach is dynamic and keeps the business of Christmas logistics in check.
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