XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has renewed its partnership with Asda Stores Ltd. to provide reverse logistics and other asset management services. The three-year contract extends XPO’s relationship with the British supermarket chain to more than two decades.
XPO will continue to manage the logistics for Asda’s product trays through a network of nine sites. The returned assets are washed, inspected and reused for product distribution, or may be sold or recycled. XPO is an integral partner in Asda’s zero-waste strategy, ensuring eco-friendly recycling of cardboard, plastic and food waste.
Proprietary XPO technology, developed in conjunction with Asda, will be used to manage a pool of over eight million assets and oversee 250 supplier accounts. Since 2002, XPO and Asda have collaborated to create tailored reverse logistics and asset management solutions.
Chris Hall, senior director, central logistics – Asda Stores Ltd., said, “We’re delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with XPO. Together, we’ve worked hard to implement far-reaching waste reduction initiatives and achieve significant savings and other efficiencies. We look forward to nurturing further improvements across our reverse network.”
Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “The teams at Asda and XPO have worked tirelessly to drive tangible cost reductions and process improvements for Asda. We’re excited to use our expertise with asset management to realize even greater productivity, delivered through customized technology.”