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Carrefour implements a new WMS and a suppliers' portal to reduce its costs

Carrefour consolidates its small suppliers’ stocks and makes 40% savings on transport costs of flows handled in this way

25% REDUCTION OF CO ² PER PALLET

17% INCREASE IN TRUCK OCCUPANCY

REDUCED TRANSPORTATION COSTS BY 40% PER PALLETS

REDUCED HANDLING COSTS BY 20% PALLETS

For several years, Carrefour has been developing an innovative and collaborative distribution platform, called a Consolidation and Collaboration Centre (CCC).

To help small industrial firms meet delivery timeframes and reduce the overall cost of distribution to stores, it has put pooled logistics based on consolidation warehouses operated by service providers. Each industrial firm delivers to one or two sites instead of around ten, as was previously the case. The volume of goods loaded is thus increased, the supplier has a better lorry fill rate and delivery frequency is higher. The result is higher availability of goods on the shop shelf.

For reasons of consistency and to simplify things for its suppliers, the company opted for a single management solution for all service providers operating the CCC: WMS by Generix Group. The industrial firms communicate and work in the same way with all sites. To manage their stocks in the CCC, the industrial firms benefit from the functionalities of one of the most well-known WMS on the market, a powerful reordering calculation tool and a Web portal to track goods.Transactions are made via the Web portal or via standard EDI.

All players benefit: