The Client

Enfilade is a fuel management systems supplier. They were established to create a system to manage the supply of fuel to the Royal Mail by Harvest Energy and GB Oils.

The Brief

The Royal Mail has its own fuel supply contained in over 400 tanks across 350 sites in the UK.  Before the delivery of this project the Royal Mail has no overall visibility of what fuel was contained in these tanks and as a result of this there were a number of identified problems. Orders for new fuel were often only generated when tanks became empty meaning some sites ran out of fuel, deliveries were often made to tanks that were already full and it was also suspected that fuel was being stolen from some sites but there was no way to verify this.

The Solution

The Royal Mail has its own fuel supply contained in over 400 tanks across 350 sites in the UK.  Before the delivery of this project the Royal Mail has no overall visibility of what fuel was contained in these tanks and as a result of this there were a number of identified problems. Orders for new fuel were often only generated when tanks became empty meaning some sites ran out of fuel, deliveries were often made to tanks that were already full and it was also suspected that fuel was being stolen from some sites but there was no way to verify this.

Outcome

The Royal Mail now has a far greater visibility of one of its biggest assets and has been able to streamline its fuel management and save a significant amount of money. For example within one week of the project going live fuel thefts were identified and reported on three separate sites.  The Royal Mail can also now plan ahead by stocking up particular sites ahead of any planned strike action. The system manages over 500 deliveries totalling nearly 9 million litres of fuel and automatically generates over £10 million pounds of invoices for fuel every month.

We continue to work with Enfilade developing the system to support new functional requirements. The solution has also recently been expanded to manage the fuel supply to Co-Operative forecourts across the UK.