Glanbia, one of Ireland’s largest food companies, has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Environmental Award for its carbon reducing initiatives. Model Logic worked closely with Glanbia and Paragon Software Systems to reduce Glanbia’s environmental impact, while improving the efficiency of its delivery operation.
Model Logic created datasets for a wide variety of delivery options for Glanbia to input into the Paragon system, then prepared detailed costs for the alternative scenarios. This clarified the savings to be made from different delivery windows and frequencies, shift patterns, and use of central distribution centres.
Glanbia is one of Ireland’s largest food companies and is the supplier of Yoplait, Avonmore and Kilmeaden dairy produce. The company’s Consumer Foods division is the largest branded food supplier into the Irish grocery sector with more food brands in The Top 100 than any other supplier. Glanbia makes over 2,500 deliveries a week to a wide range of customers, including most supermarkets and convenience stores operating throughout Ireland’s 26 counties.