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Paul Trudgian Ltd has been engaged by a global leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market to help them source, through a competitive tender, a logistics provider to meet their UK warehousing and transport requirements on a 3-year closed-book contract, commencing in Q4 2019. This is a pre-tender notification for logistics providers to register their interest in receiving the full Invitation to Tender (ITT) which will be issued on Friday 26th April 2019.

The company are seeking a long-term UK based 3rd party logistics partner to receive, pick, pack and despatch entertainment media to their B2C and B2B channels. The media is predominantly DVDs and Blu Rays but also includes vinyl LPs and books. Products will be received in standardised outer cartons, palletised on curtain-side trailers. The cartons will all be single SKU and will have external labels to allow for barcode scanning and putaway to a shelving pick location.

For the B2B sales channels, there will be approximately 75,000 orders per annum with around 259,000 order lines and 924,000 items. Due to the relatively small size of items, despatches are to be made through the selected 3PL’s preferred courier network. Most B2B sales will be into the UK with some deliveries to Eire.

For the B2C channel, there will be approximately 36,000 orders per annum with around 120,000 order lines and 125,000 items. As with the B2B operation, B2C despatches are to be made through the selected 3PL’s preferred courier network. 50% of B2C sales will be made into the UK and USA markets with the other 50% spread over 74 countries.

It will be expected for the selected provider to source protective packaging for both the B2B and B2C despatches and the required specifications will be included within the ITT.

Next Steps

If you are interested in tendering for this opportunity, please provide your company and contact details to [email protected] with the reference:

PT075 – 3PL Warehouse & Transport Contract (Entertainment Media)

Once we have your details we will contact you with a Non-Disclosure Agreement and may request further details to confirm suitability. We will then confirm the provider list with the client before issuing the ITT on Friday 26th April with a 5-week response time.

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