Procter & Gamble Taps Exel for Logistics Services

Contracts covering France, Morocco, United States expand relationship between two companies

Contracts covering France, Morocco, United States expand relationship between two companies

London — October 1, 2004 — Procter & Gamble has tapped supply chain solution provider Exel for logistics services in France, Morocco and the United States, building on the existing relationship between the two companies.

Exel will handle the storage and picking of products from its shared-user distribution center (DC) in Amiens, France. In the United States, Exel has renewed its agreement to manage a large P&G DC in New Orleans, and has added a new logistics contract at the same site to support the DC.

In addition, in Morocco, the manufacturer has also awarded Exel a contract to provide national primary transportation and central warehousing/picking services in Tangiers.

The new business adds to the work that Tibbett & Britten, a newly acquired unit of Exel, already undertakes for the consumer goods manufacturing giant in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Canada, China and Mexico.

In July, P&G announced the selection of Tibbett & Britten as third-party logistics provider for its brand new 72,000-square-meter distribution center in Brantford, Ontario.

John Allan, CEO of Exel, said that the three new contract wins with one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer goods builds upon his company's strategy of focusing on the fast moving consumer goods sector and engineering supply chains across many geographies.

"We are now actively seeking ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of P&G's logistics operations in those areas where we have management responsibility, and we hope to grow our involvement with P&G in these, and other, territories over time," Allan said.

Exel serves a variety of manufacturing, retail and consumer industries. The company says its logistics offerings range from supply chain design and consulting through freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services to integrated information management and e-commerce support. With annual revenues in excess of $10 billion, Exel employs more than 100,000 people in 120-plus countries.
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