For this achievement, they got featured in the latest edition of the BIFAlink Magazine
Killick Martin & Co, Globalia member in Bristol, UK, has scooped the BIFA Supply Chain Management Award this year. The special cloud-based platform Killick Martin & Co has created played a key role in order to make this achievement. In addition, the software called KM Insight integrates with their existing freight system. It allows both Killick Martin and its clients to oversee all aspects of the supply chain.
They developed this software to meet the requirements of an online leisure retailer client, thanks to which they have scaled up their business. Moreover, this commendable achievement has got them featured in the BIFAlink Magazine. The BIFAlink magazine is a monthly publication issued by the British International Freight Association
Their next step is to broaden the utilities of KM Insight and are working on the development of new features. “We want to make the system more customizable so that it becomes a perfect fit with no effort on the part of the client,” says the Managing Director of Killick Martin Paul Gallagher.
Mr Gallagher sees digitization as the next big leap for the logistics sector. He feels that there is a pressing need for people with knowledge of traditional logistics who can be at the forefront of digital transformation. “With experienced, people and good systems you can do a lot and that is inspiring,” he said, adding that, “you have to ask yourself what a development means for the person doing the job and for their customers, which is who we are ultimately serving.”
The new software that just requires 15 minutes to set up, allows the customers to control their supply chain. Furthermore, it allows their clients to slow down or speed up their cargo depending on their sales. Most importantly, it helps their customers to cut down on expenses, enhance stock management, and boost supply chain resiliency.
Congratulations to Killick Martin & Co and best of luck with their new endeavours!
British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the leading body representing the forum for the pursuit of excellence and quality in the transportation and logistics sector in the UK
Killick Martin & Co, Globalia member in Bristol, UK, has won the BIFA European Logistics Award 2021. BIFA gives out the European Logistics Award to companies using road, short-sea or rail to provide transportation services to/from Europe. They selected Killick Martin as the winner of this award because of their continued service and client compliance with the new post-Brexit procedures.
In the words of Paul Gallagher, the Managing Director of Killick Martin, “We are delighted to have competed with the industry leaders and garnered one of the most prestigious awards in our sector. Moreover, Brexit has been a huge challenge for the entire logistics industry. Therefore, to win this award in such a year is doubly pleasing. I want to also recognize the great work done by our team of dedicated staff. During the first quarter of 2021 they were working 24/7 throughout and covering most weekends.”
BIFA is the leading body representing the international freight forwarding industry in the UK. They constitute the forum for the pursuit of excellence and quality in the transportation and logistics sector in the UK. Additionally, they are also the entry point for government regulation and fair practices in international trading. Every year they give out highly respected and recognized awards in 8 categories for freight companies in the UK.
Although the history of Globalia Bristol goes back over 160 years, the current organization is relatively young. “Winning this prestigious award underlines the quality of our team and our ability to fulfill customer promises. In addition to our people, systems and support infrastructure, this award will certainly position us as one of the top players in our sector,” adds Mr. Gallagher.
Congratulations to Killick Martin and all the best for their future endeavours!
The BIFA Freight Service Awards is a 32 years old competition that is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the sector
Killick Martin, Globalia member in Bristol, UK, was nominated in three categories in the UK Freight Forwarding Industry awards. They were the finalists in the Ocean category, the Cold Chain category and also for the Supply Chain Management Category. They were a part of a select few (2-4) finalists, although it’s open to almost all freight companies in the UK.
The BIFA awards provide the ultimate reference point for freight forwarders, since the selection is made by a neutral panel of industry experts.
To qualify as finalist in three categories not only demonstrates their competence within the industry but also highlights the scope and depth of their capability.
In the words of Paul Gallagher, the Managing Director of Killick Martin & Co, “Sadly we didn’t win any of the awards since we were up against some industry giants. Nevertheless, we are absolutely delighted as we are in our second year of a re-launch and to get to one finalist place has been a super success. We have now set a high bar for ourselves going forward and this is something we are determined to meet and exceed.”
“For the whole team,this award is a recognition of the hard work and innovation which has been the key to delivering high quality customer service in a tough trading environment in the context of both Covid-19 and the Brexit. It also shows our clients and partners that Killick Martin, a name in the UK International freight business with a long history, is truly back and displaying insight as well as enterprise to find individual customer solutions!” adds Mr. Gallagher.
Congratulations to Killick Martin and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!