Consolidation Centres & VMI

Driving down inventory and creating more efficient distribution

We provide consolidation centres across all temperature bands, enabling manufacturers and producers to deliver into a central point, from which loads can be amalgamated, accessing economies of scale in distribution. In addition, we can provide vendor managed inventory (VMI) solutions. With the responsiveness gained from locating products closer to the consumer, retailers gain shorter lead times with producers benefitting from stronger sales.

XPO Logistics can ensure that your goods are received within our network of ambient and temperature controlled locations, managed either via:


  • Stock amalgamation with volumes from multiple supplier to form consolidated loads for onward delivery, or
  • Receipt into warehouse as Vendor Management Inventory (VMI)
    • Ownership retained by manufacturer
    • Orders received from manufacturers' customer
    • Picked and despatched with stock ownership transfer
    • Supplier benefits from case rate deliveries
    • 100% availability with positive cash flow benefits


We offer dedicated distribution solutions as well as shared user options to provide a distribution service which meets your needs.