Labyrinth Launches the Logistics Buyer’s Toolkit - Don’t Go Out to Tender Without It

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, November 06, 2010 --( Supply chain specialists Labyrinth Logistics Consulting are today launching a suite of products to help customers procure their logistics services more effectively. The toolkit includes a database of logistics service providers, Vendor Assurance audits, data analysis support and specification templates. The database alone is a significant new tool for the logistics procurement sector, and means Labyrinth can search for providers offering the right geographic coverage, trailer type, specialist capability (for example ADR) and IT systems to fit in with the buyer’s requirements.

Labyrinth is unique amongst logistics consultancies in that it has a long history of working on both sides of a tender process. "Labyrinth’s great strength is that it has an established and successful business providing operational support consultancy to hauliers and 3PLs, as well as its work with major manufacturers and retailers", says Ruth Waring, Labyrinth’s MD. "This supports our procurement projects as we understand the important elements of the specification and how these affect the cost base. Through our database and industry knowledge we are also well placed to find alternative suppliers that suit a particular client."

In recent years Labyrinth has supplemented its resources by building alliances with specialists whose skills support their procurement work. Two such companies are Aricia Consulting who provide expert data analysis support and Perceptant Limited who provide expertise on interface specification and Business to Business messaging.

In the current business climate companies cannot afford to renew contracts with existing providers without considering the alternatives. Labyrinth’s services provide an easy and affordable way to tap into alternative suppliers and ways of working.

Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd
Ruth Waring
01926 430362