Punching above our weight

We’ve just had our supply chain performance independently audited by Grant Thornton, and I’m delighted to say we scored a very impressive 2.7 out of 4 and were rated ‘an exceeding organisation’.

If I tell you that only the likes of Dell and Amazon score anything close to 4, you’ll see that we are punching way above our weight when it comes to managing our inventory, planning our operations and continually improving things like our warehouse and transport performance. Continue reading…


Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year again when the trade magazines ask representatives from across the industry for their predictions of the year ahead.

My thoughts are actually really positive. Winning the Component Supplier of the Year award at the G-17s has given everyone here at Mila a tremendous boost, largely because it feels like a real endorsement of how hard we work to deliver a great service to all our customers. Continue reading…


Mila is in our DNA…

I’d like to congratulate my twin brother Robert Gyde who has just completed 35 years with the business, and put on record here my thanks for his commitment and dedication to Mila.

Most people reading this blog probably won’t know Robert – he’s very much behind the scenes here working as a supply chain analyst, carrying out market analysis and liaising with our suppliers in the Far East. But his is a key role in a company like ours where the success of the supply chain is so vital to ours and our customers’ success. Continue reading…


Making space in the trophy cabinet

We’re making extra space in the Mila trophy cabinet this week, having picked up the Component Supplier of the Year award at last Friday’s glittering G-Awards.

I couldn’t be prouder of the whole team here – it’s a huge accolade to be named the best supplier in the industry and it vindicates all the hard work we’ve done not just this year but every year. It’s surely significant that we were the only hardware supplier to win an award on the night – and actually the only hardware supplier to be nominated. Continue reading…


6 months of 100% OTIF for Synseal!

We’ve just achieved something rather special for Synseal – 100% OTIF on everything we deliver to them for the past six months.

Even Synseal themselves described it as a ‘remarkable achievement’ – given that we supply them with more than 300 different lines and they typically place more than 40 orders a month with us. That includes fast moving products like our ProSecure handle, ProLinea espag and NightSecure keep. Continue reading…