Travis Perkins plc Managed Services has opened a new store at Cottsway Housing Association providing exclusive day-to-day responsive repairs and maintenance materials to 4,500 homes.
Cottsway, the largest housing association in West Oxfordshire, manages all day-to-day responsive repairs and empty homes maintenance work for a portfolio of homes, including houses, flats and bungalows, and also specializes in housing for the over 55’s.
The new store is now fully run by Managed Services and is part of a contract lasting a minimum of 4 years. Stocking all required materials, their new store will provide everything Cottsway needs to maintain its properties in the local area at a lower cost.
The implementation of Managed Services full-spectrum trade supply planning system will enable Cottsway to reduce the amount of time spent sourcing and transporting, which will help the repair and maintenance teams increase their work rates.
Sue Lakin, Cottsway Operations Director, said: “Our new central stores, run in partnership with Travis Perkins, is handling all our stores waste and hire needs, as well as delivering materials to our repairs team on site. This will significantly increase productivity, reduce costs and deliver a better service to customers.”
Stuart Hough, Managed Services managing director, added: “We are very proud to be opening our first Managed Services store dedicated for Cottsway, and look forward to our continued partnership with the housing association. We have been working on streamlining processes and reducing costs, and the dedicated stores will help to achieve this.
“At Managed Services, we not only strive to improve service by providing better value and the right product selection, but seek to enhance the management of the supply chain by providing easy access to materials, freeing up employees and contractors to work more efficiently.”