Transport Solutions

Supply Chain Management

When using the UK and European network, S&K personnel via our own software program, monitor all deliveries. When a vehicle makes a delivery the actual delivery time, date and signatory is sent back to the S&K mainframe via SMS, which then replaces the estimated time of delivery. The statistical information is then collated on a monthly basis in the form of a report table and as graphical information if required.

Our objective is to supply a cost effective solution to all of your transport requirements, by offering:

  • One of the largest privately owned transport companies in Wales covering the Europe.
  • Full Operation Support including purpose built depot, offices, workshops and mobile engineers.
  • Universal Standards of Quality relating to equipment, service, personnel and procedures.
  • Highly Trained Staff ready to meet your operational requirements.
  • Tailor Made Agreements to meet your specific needs.
  • Highly maintained equipment from quality manufacturers.

Warehouse facilities

There is a 5,400 pallet space warehouse and distribution centre on our enclosed premises. This can be used to store long-term items, short-term items, raw materials and finished goods. There is also the facility to store full loads and call off one item of raw materials or finished goods at a time, this can be picked & packed and sent straight onto a Harp customer to save time at your site. This service can be used when there is a volume fluctuation, to free up valuable warehousing and production space at your site or possibly a cost saving operation.

Picking and Packing

Picking requests or e-mails are received daily to despatch the relevant goods. The current lead-time for picking is the same or one day and for urgent deliveries it is immediate. Upon receipt of a pick ticket, products are removed from their storage location and checked by batch numbers and quantities. The customer labels and barcodes are applied to the packaging. The product is put onto the appropriate pallets and shrunk wrapped or banded if required. The material is then moved to the transit warehouse on site prior to final customer delivery.

Heated Storage

We have located at our Barry site a heated store, which can raise and maintain the temperature of materials when required. The temperature range of this facility is from 0 to + 25 degrees centigrade. The heating process can be assisted by the use of heating body belts and heating jackets etc.

Refrigerated Storage

We have located at our Barry site a refrigerated store, which can lower and maintain the temperature of materials when required. The temperature range of this facility is from 0 to - 25 degrees centigrade. To assist the reduction of temperature dry ice or inert gases can be used.

On Site Storage

S&K has a static storage fleet, which consists of liquid tank, refrigerated or heated, box van, PSK, flat, skeletal, euroliner and tautliner trailers. This method of storage is used when the customer wants to keep a tight control of their products or raw materials. These trailers can be left on your site for an unlimited period of time or the trailers can be parked at our 24 hour manned site, when short of space in your parking area.

Business Management

There are other aspects of the Road Haulage Industry S&K covers, to aid the customer in daily and long operations, plans and investments. Through being in the industry for 38 years, we have experience and knowledge in various costs, practicalities and after affects.

On appointing S&K business management, an account management team would be assigned to your company. This team would comprise of:

  • An Internal Sales Executive who would telephone you on a regular basis to develop a good communication process between our two companies.
  • An Area Manager who would arrange regular account review meetings to discuss your ongoing requirements.
  • A Traffic Supervisor who would oversee the daily operational management of your account.
  • An Account Supervisor who would oversee the daily invoicing of your account and would be happy to help with any account enquires that may occur.

Consultancy

One means of Business Management is by our consultancy service, which covers Import / Export training services, logistics management, supply chain management, ISO, CEFIC SQA System, written policies, systems, procedures, internal audits, sit in on AGMs' and any other form of meetings to give an outside and an experienced view on logistical matters and other queries on day to day operations within the Road Haulage sector.

Finance

Due to the volume of vehicles we purchase every year, S&K can offer competitive deals on company vehicles, there are several options to consider, IE. Lease, Hire Purchase, Outright Purchase and various tailor made packages covering repair & maintenance and insurance contracts.