FM Logistic’s new platform, located in L’Herbergement, was opened on October 4th. Since September 2017, the platform has housed Europe Snacks, the leader of the French apéritifs market, for upstream transport (between its production site and the platform) and warehousing. Since March 2018, the platform has also housed Petit Navire, the leading canned fish manufacturer, for logistics and transport.
Built at the centre of the two food industry manufacturers’ activities by NG Concept, a subsidiary of FM Group, the platform presents numerous advantages. There are at present 5 cells for a surface area of 28 500 m², which will eventually increase to nearly 34 500 m².
Since early July, FM Logistic France has been housing the Beiersdorf group at its platform in Château-Thierry (02). The inventor of modern cosmetic cream, known worldwide under the brand name Nivea, also owns Eucerin, La Prairie, Labello and Hansaplast.
Through joining FM Logistic’s cosmetics pool, Beiersdorf is able to consolidate its Cosmetics and Personal care operations on a single site while benefitting from FM Logistic’s expertise in terms of shared supply management, multi-channel distribution, secure storage and operational performance.
Partners since 1996, Carrefour France and FM Logistic are inaugurating the retailer's logistics site in Savigny-sur-Clairis, near Sens (Yonne) today.
Operated by FM Logistic, the 57,000 m² platform houses the warehousing and order picking activities for food (dry goods and groceries) and HPC (home and personal care) orders for the 1,100 points of sale in the Paris and Lyon regions (Carrefour hypermarkets, Carrefour Market supermarkets and Carrefour Proximité local stores).
The period since the site opened in January 2017 and the ramping up of its activities over the last 18 months has been marked by a number of large-scale recruitment campaigns. The workforce – now 221 employees on permanent contracts, the model preferred by the logistics provider – is now in the stabilisation phase. It is expected to reach 270 by the end of 2018.
The vast spaces that logistic warehouses cover have staff walking distances of several kilometres every day. And all this walking means fatigue, wasted time and slow responsive times.
This is why the QHSE department at FM Logistic France and its partner, HUBLEX, a supplier of innovative solutions and services and for getting around large sites, have co-developed a professional gyropod. This innovative tool, developed to the logistics firm's specifications, has been successfully tested over several months on the FM Logistic platform at Neuville-aux-Bois (45).
FMEA (for network of disability-friendly enterprises), a subsidiary of FM Logistic France, has been operating in the Hauts-de-France region, on the Château-Thierry (02) site, for a year now. Set up in March 2017 and supported by the DIRECCTE (Regional Directorate Enterprises, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment), this disability-friendly enterprise operates like any other ordinary company, but has an obligation to employ at least 80% disabled workers.
Handling activities can be a source of musculoskeletal disorders. Eager to prevent biomechanical risks for its employees, FM Logistic France, a subsidiary of the FM Logistic group, one of the reference international players in warehousing, transport and co-packing, has chosen to try out an ergoskeleton, the "Chairless chair" developed by Swiss start-up Noonee.
At the same time, the company is working with the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) on developed its own handling aid device, using the principle of motion capture.
In April 2016, FM Logistic France, logistics partner of choice for manufacturers and retailers, signed a partnership agreement with Apprentis d’Auteuil, an organisation involved in vocational integration of young people, to set up the first logistics training course leading to a qualification for 18-25-year olds.
On 1 February last, the first intake of young people to complete the course received their diploma as multi-skilled logistics operatives (a State-recognised vocational diploma) at a ceremony attended by their tutors - all FM Logistic employees and all volunteers - and managers from the 2 partner entities.
FM Logistic France, a subsidiary of FM Logistic and one of the reference international players in the fields of warehousing, transport and co-packing, optimises flows for manufacturers and retailers. For several years FM Logistic France's HR policy has focused on the employment and integration of the disabled in its teams and on its platforms. On 5 October last an agreement was signed on the employment of disabled workers in the company. This illustrates the company's active commitment on this issue.
FM Logistic France, a subsidiary of the FM Logistic group, one of the reference international players in warehousing, transport and co-packing, has just been awarded the latest version of ISO 9001 certification (2015) for its 30 sites
This certification extension confirms FM Logistic France's ability to meet its customers' requirements thanks to its high performance Quality Management involving all the company's stakeholders.
Two years after it chose to have its supply chain performance evaluated by TK’Blue Agency, FM Logistic France has now asked the rating agency to accredit all its carrier subcontractors.
After already signing a voluntary charter of commitment on reducing CO2 emissions, FM Logistic France is now giving itself the means to measure and improve the overall environmental footprint of its transport business.
Through this new initiative, FM Logistic France wishes to help its partner carriers to achieve excellence whilst placing the environment at the centre of its development plans.