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Second Honda award for DP World Southampton

[ December 7, 2017   //   ]

Honda of the UK Manufacturing has again singled out DP World Southampton (DPWS) for one a supplier award, the second time the Swindon-based company has honoured the South Coast terminal.

It previously won an award in 2014.

The award was presented at Honda’s annual Supplier Convention and recognises the exceptional contribution made by DP World Southampton’s team throughout the year, ensuring that vital shipments made their delivery on time and making every effort to try to prevent unplanned production line stoppages.

DP World Southampton chief executive, Nick Loader, said: “DP World is not just a ports and terminal business but an enabler of global trade. We understand the pressures on our customers and we recognise our role as a vital link in the global supply chain. We never forget that vessel delays can have a significant knock-on effect further along the supply chain and, as a container terminal, we always try to work with cargo owners to minimise delays to time critical cargoes.

“We have been working with Honda for a number of years now and they know that if they need help the team at DP World Southampton are only a phone call or email away.”

Honda operates a just-in-time production system and suppliers are expected to have a reliable and flexible production system, which can react in a relatively short lead-time, and can be synchronized with their assembly lines.

Honda department manager, procurement and logistics, Alan Williams,added: “The award is in recognition of the exceptional support the team at DP World Southampton continue to give Honda.”


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