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Any disruption to manufacturing can leave companies facing delays to their scheduled supply chain. In-house transport plans do not have the flexibility to absorb set-backs caused by unscheduled line-stoppages. This can have a knock-on effect throughout the onward supply chain and become costly to our customers.

Prior to Christmas, during their busiest production period, a valued customer of C4 UK began to suffer line stoppages caused by mechanical breakdowns. All production lines were functioning at maximum capacity and supply chains were already stretched to the limit. The repeated failure of essential machinery lead to multiple line stoppages. Many essential orders were not completed in time for onward delivery by the company’s in-house transportation.

Thankfully, C4 Logistics could be relied upon to provide emergency shipping solutions within 15minutes of customer contact. Operations staff in the UK provided numerous last-minute transport solutions to ensure the line stoppages had the minimal impact on the onward supply chain. Over 300 vans were sourced for the customer over a 6-week period. Many were required for loading within the hour and a large proportion during the night and at the weekend.

C4 UK maintained flexibility to adapt to the demands of the customer every time. Regardless of the volume of work, C4 Logistics always provide the best possible solution and at the most competitive price. Rapidly sourcing just-in-time transportation solutions to minimise the impact on our customers, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Visit our website at www.c4logistics.com to see how C4 Logistics can work for you.


Written by
Sébastien Barth
Group Managing Director at C4 Logistics
Founder and Managing Director of C4 Logistics, Sébastien Barth manages the international operations teams and growth strategy of C4 across Europe.

With more than 20 years’ experience in premium freight services, Sébastien brings a wealth of experience to his role. Prior to C4 Logistics, Sébastien was UK Manager of Gefco Special (a former subsidiary of the Peugeot Group) and has delivered outstanding customer service to a variety of industries including the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors.

Sébastien has an MA in Business and Logistics from ESIDEC Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Commerce, Metz University in France.
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