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Cormar Carpet Company

Cormar Carpet improve delivery performance and reliability in Ireland

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Cormar Carpet Company, Britain’s leading independent carpet manufacturer, distributes its products throughout mainland Britain and Ireland from its manufacturing base in Lancashire. The company delivers daily to more than three thousand carpet retailers, working in association with its logistics partners, and has steadily enhanced its logistics capability to save cost, improve customer service, shorten delivery times and streamline order handling.

WHY THEY CHOSE US

  • Scheduling Irish carpet deliveries as efficiently as possible.
  • Achieving the same scheduling efficiencies north and south of the Irish border.
  • Detecting addresses in Northern Ireland and the Republic automatically.
  • Improving delivery performance and reliability to all Irish customers.

WHAT THEY USE IT FOR

  • Once again, Truckstops came to the rescue. When, in 2015, the Irish government introduced Eircodes, its first-ever official postcode system. Truckstops was quickly updated with a version that could use Eircodes to geocode delivery addresses.
  • Cormar Carpet Company was quick to take advantage of this new capability, making use of Truckstops’ Eircode support soon after it was introduced.
  • In some respects, the seven-character Eircodes are more precise than their UK equivalents. While most UK postcodes apply to clusters of neighbouring addresses, each Eircode is unique to a single address – even to individual flats with apartment blocks. This makes the system particularly well-suited to pinpoint-accurate geocoding.
  • The first three characters of each Eircode make up a “routing key”, containing details of the post town applying to the address, while the final four digits represent a “unique identifier” for each property. A typical code looks like A65 F4E2.

BENEFITS

  1. Truckstops’ ability to schedule Irish deliveries in the same way as mainland deliveries.
  2. Much less manual intervention required to geocode addresses in the Irish Republic.
  3. Progressive improvement in scheduling accuracy over time.
  4. More reliable and predictable deliveries to all Cormar’s Irish outlets.
  5. The benefits include Truckstops’ ability to schedule centrally, over a dispersed network like Cormar’s, and to respect time windows and other constraints at each delivery location.
  6. Other features include the ability to restrict calls to specific vehicle types or drivers with special skills, to plan deliveries and collections on the same journey, to create schedules that extend over more than a day, and to plan journeys that start from remote locations.

Further information

If you want to hear more about how CACI's Logistics expertise can help you, get in contact now on +44 (0)20-8568-7000

“Truckstops was one of the first components we put in place when we embarked on our ‘perfect delivery’ project over eight years ago, and our choice has been fully vindicated. It remains central to our distribution planning all these years later.”

Gary Mitchell, Distribution Manager
Cormar Carpet Company
UK Headquarters
Kensington

Kensington Village
Avonmore Road
London
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Cormar Carpet Company