Balfour Beatty Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Support Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Logistics Operation

As one of the 21 Balfour Beatty plc operating companies, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (Balfour) has more than 5,200 employees and is committed to exceeding customer expectations through innovation, IT solutions and advanced processes. 

Balfour works across the UK, providing essential water, gas, electricity and telecommunications distribution and maintenance services for many of the largest utility companies; providing a range of services including gas and water mains replacement, the supply and construction of overhead transmission lines, as well as metering and leakage detection, all of which contribute to the provision of essential utilities. The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) supported the Balfour management team with supply chain and logistics process and service optimisation. 

“SCCG carried out a comprehensive review of our logistics operations, including consultation with all stakeholders to establish their individual needs within a multi-faceted supply chain. The result is a thorough and implementable logistics, warehousing and distribution strategy with sound methodology and reasoning behind it, enabling flexibility within a frequently changing operational environment. We have started to implement the strategy and will continue to benefit from the support of SCCG throughout the implementation phase.” Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions – Head of Logistics.

The primary objective of the initial project brief for SCCG was to review Balfour’s logistics operation and identify changes needed to create an optimised business model capable of demonstrable high performance and the provision of a value for money solution to both internal and external clients. The review demonstrated how the business can be adapted to encompass ‘Best in Class’ standards of both performance and value. 

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