Leading supply chain news portal, The Loadstar, broke news of the French Connection, MIQ Logistics partnership in an exclusive interview with MIQ Logistics managing director in the UK, Andy Martin.
The Loadstar editor, Gavin Van Marle, reported that French Connection have entered into a $40million, five year inbound logistics contract with MIQ Logistics, to provide a complete end-to-end global supply chain solution from their factories across Asia, India, Turkey, Romania and Poland through to their European and North American stores, and to wholesalers in a further 50 countries.
In addition to managing the international transport of all product, by every freight mode, the contract will also see MIQ Logistics take responsibility for providing global visibility of all SKUs and management of the primary 150,000 sq ft French Connection UK DC in Purfleet, Essex.
Steve Prangnell, Group Director of Supply Chain & Logistics at French Connection, explained the importance of the partnership with MIQ Logistics.
“Supply chain performance is critical for French Connection.
I am confident that with MIQ Logistics, we have found a partner that has the people, resources and determination to strip out inefficiencies and take our supply chain to a new level.
Throughout the tender process MIQ demonstrated a total commitment to driving our business forward, by focusing on the issues that matter and devising methods to resolve them.”
In a linked development, existing MIQ Logistics customer Long Tall Sally, the specialist fashion brand for tall women, will take 38,000sq ft of dedicated space within the French Connection facility for its European retail operation.
Operating under another five-year contract, MIQ will manage the warehouse and distribution operations for 15 Long Tall Sally stores and concessions across the UK and Germany.
Andrew Martin, MIQ Logistics UK, Managing Director. “While our fashion client portfolio already includes many world-class brands, the addition of French Connection is a very significant endorsement of our ability to serve this challenging sector.
French Connection will benefit from the same enhanced security, control and visibility that our integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions provide other leading fashion brands including Gant, Phase 8 and Long Tall Sally”
Follow this LINK to read The Loadstar report