Clipper Logistics has been named 2020 National Courier Awards Military Collaboration winner for their work with 101 Logistic Brigade in support of the NHS in the fight against COVID-19. Clipper has been recognised for their work alongside 101 Logistic Brigade in ensuring the continued supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers.
In April 2020, Clipper announced that it had been contracted to provide services to establish a new supply chain for NHS PPE products – delivering to NHS Hospital Trusts and other healthcare providers across the country. Mobilisation of the solution took 5 days, including setting up a full warehouse management system for over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
Tony Mannix, IoC fellow and CEO at Clipper says: “Following the call asking for assistance in March, we were able to mobilise and create the initial solution in just 5 days – an amazing effort by all involved. Since that time, we have worked with the 101 Logistics Brigade, Unipart & the NHS Supply Chain team to create significant capacity and capability to support the NHS frontline with PPE. The solution was initially developed to support hospitals, we then extended the service via our fulfilment capabilities, and in conjunction with eBay, to create a solution for the wider health care sector. I am delighted with the support and dedication of Team Clipper and our contribution to national effort.”
Brigadier Phil Prosser, Commander, 101 Logistics Brigade says: “Through the dedication and hard work of both 101 Logistic Brigade, Clipper Logistics and the NHS we are able to adapt swiftly and precisely to this unparalleled crisis. This team of teams delivered logistic effect far greater than the sum of its parts under a common purpose to ensure the continued supply of PPE to all front line users. My thanks goes out to the whole team whose commitment and professionalism enabled a truly extraordinary effort in the response to the challenge of our generation.”
IoC President, viscount Lord Falkland adds: “Outstanding delivery in early lockdown with a fantastic timescale to operational action. Well done Clipper and 101 Brigade.”