Nick Craddock has joined Quickslide as its new Transport Manager, with responsibility for all aspects of the award-winning doors and windows manufacturer’s transport functions.
As well as taking over the day-to-day management of Quickslide’s vehicles and drivers, Nick will be overseeing fleet compliance, route planning and, crucially, ensuring that deliveries are made on time and in full to customers who are kept up-to-date with accurate information on when to expect their orders.
“I’m delighted to have joined Quickslide where, as well as supporting the drivers in all aspects of their roles, I’m keen to create improvements to the planning process to ensure better delivery information for all our customers,” says Nick, who has 20 years’ experience as a Transport Manager in various sectors including distribution, pallet networks and production companies.
“My priority is also to increase our use of IT on the road. For example, using vehicle tracking linked to order profiles, in conjunction with rolling out digital handheld devices to all our drivers for delivery information and proof of receipts, so we can provide even greater – and faster – visibility to customers regarding the status of their orders.”
Quickslide’s Managing Director, Ben Weber, said of the new appointment: “We pride ourselves at Quickslide on our honest and open approach with our customers and trade partners, and Nick’s role will be vital in ensuring we continue to give our customers the most up-to-date delivery information that we possibly can. Sharing updates regarding deliveries as and when they happen is crucial for our customers of course, as it also helps them communicate better with their customers too.”