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The Need for Speed!

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The Need for Speed!

We are living in a 24/7, always-on world and the need for speed is a necessity.  A world where we expect and want everything now.  Many of us have become conditioned by the Amazon model, especially if we subscribe to Amazon Prime where we can manage and track our transaction online and next – or even same – day delivery is the norm.

What has become the norm in our domestic life is rapidly impacting on our expectations at work.  This is fine if we are ordering office supplies, where stationery can easily be delivered same-day or overnight.  But what about more specialised areas, such as sourcing industrial parts and components?

If these are being supplied as part of a just-in-time (JIT) or direct to line-side manufacturing contract, with what is effectively a continuous supply chain, the expectations are clearly defined, as the overriding requirement will be to maintain a continuous manufacturing operation.  But for all other products and components that are required on an irregular or infrequent basis then expectations and service levels have traditionally varied widely, with often inconsistent or unregulated standards of delivery or customer support.

Yet, there is no reason why this has to be the case.

Setting new standards in industrial fulfilment

In the last twelve months we have seen an upheaval in industrial supply chains.  At the start of the Covid pandemic global lines of supply simply stopped functioning.  Even today, with many countries being forced to close their borders, we are still seeing significant delays and disruption in the supply of parts; and in the UK, of course, this situation has been exacerbated by the lack of clarity around post-Brexit import and export regulations, which is adding to delays.

At SBL, we have been working hard to minimise these delays, putting in place extraordinary measures to ensure a consistent flow of products and components to our customers whilst always working to our ethos of only doing what we say we are going to do. In each case, we understand the need for speed and efficiency, so that we are able to deliver exactly the right products, to the correct location in precisely the time specified by each customer.

The Need for Speed

Working with our customers we fully appreciate the need for speed within in your supply chain. Our dedicated delivery vehicles can guarantee that once your order is fulfilled, we will deliver it within the next working day and in a lot of cases the same working day.

For all account customers, we guarantee a next working day with a 20-mile radius of our base in Swindon which includes the following areas: Chippenham, Devizes, Faringdon, Hungerford, Marlborough, Shrivenham, Trowbridge and Wootton Bassett.

Please contact us today on email sales@sblservices.co.uk or ring the team on 01793 615171, so we can further align with your ever more demanding supply chain requirements and most importantly, connect you more closely to your procurement and supply chain. Trust SBL to give you security and peace of mind to keep your businesses running profitably.