A sector undergoing profound change
Volatile demand in developed countries, an exponential increase in consumption in emerging nations, the digital revolution, new consumer requirements linked to sustainable development... against an ever-changing market backdrop, global supply chain performance has become a critical lever in competitiveness for producers and distributors in today’s consumer goods and retail industry.
Bolloré Logistics, high value-added solutions
Managing consumer demand to ensure products are available on time is a huge challenge. What is more, the sheer volume of flows means consumer goods are extremely sensitive to cost variables. Bolloré Logistics designs and implements solutions that factor in both of these criteria with optimal quality, cost and time constraints.
The consumer goods and retail supply chain is particularly complex given the number of suppliers of finished and semi-finished goods involved and the fact that they are often located far from their production units and their markets.
Bolloré Logistics solutions cover all of the steps upstream of the supply chain…
- Supplier management.
- Consolidation of supply and distribution flows on Bolloré Logistics platforms.
- Air and ocean freight.
- Customs clearance.
Cross-docking is carried out across a network of platforms in key regions such as Asia (India, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.).
… as well as all supply chain flows downstream of production:
Bolloré Logistics' advanced storage and distribution platforms mean it is able to cut transit times by working even more closely with local customers.
Its Regional Distribution Centres, which are strategically located near to major airport and port hubs, consolidate shipment flows and coordinate the final delivery of products to local wholesalers and retailers in the different countries they cover.
Bolloré Logistics' comprehensive range of high value-added services includes:
- Postponement through product management and labelling for greater flexibility and in order to adapt better to local markets.
- Ink-jet printing for constant traceability.
- Co-packing (promotional gifts, batch processing).
- Kitting: management of nomenclatures (composition/components).
- Assembly with setting up of advertising panels and promotional campaigns.
- Package engineering to reduce costs and improve product protection.
Bolloré Logistics, fast and flexible flow management
Bolloré Logistics' information systems integrate flows from all links in the supply chain (carriers, customers and suppliers, customs, etc.), providing end-to-end visibility and full command of the supply chain for fast and flexible management and decision-making.
Operations are also coordinated through Bolloré Logistics' network of control towers whose primary function is to manage alerts to allow them to switch to alternative solutions and backup plans whenever necessary.