Wincanton launches W2 Partner Network

Wincanton launches W2 Partner Network

UK-based logistics company Wincanton has launched its ‘W2 Partner Network’ programme, which it says will boost speed-to-market for new range of digital solutions.

In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (7 March), Wincanton said this was the latest stage in the company’s journey to lead in the Digitised Supply Chain and focuses on a wide range of capability areas, from in-vehicle technology, Direct to Consumer marketplaces and robotics, to Blockchain and drones..

The W2 Partner Network is an extension to Wincanton’s W2 Labs programme, where selected start-ups pitch their products and services to Wincanton, going on to develop their business proposition inside the company’s extensive supply chain network.

Nick Eades, Chief Marketing Officer at Wincanton explained: “Historically, large logistics organisations have pursued a ‘build your own’ approach to technology and innovation.  The consequence is often a risky, expensive, rip-and-replace programme, where the legacy applications and platforms are not ready to support the new pace of digital transformation.

“Our approach is different. We recognise the need to integrate our existing data and operations with our new W2 Partners’ to ensure innovation is both collaborative and rapidly deployed to avoid the “legacy trap” in such solutions.  Equally, the W2 Partner Network is an ecosystem of credible, agile, companies which means that we can move quickly across a broad landscape to digitise the supply chain in a way that our customers are demanding.”

More information about the W2 Partner Network is available at: http://go.wincanton.co.uk/W2-Partner-Network

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