Capitalising on its intermediary position between manufacturers and distributors, FM Logistic identified growing trends in flow acceleration and stock reduction for supermarkets.
A dedicated team was set up to work with manufacturers and distributors.
Pooling was created : deliveries from different manufacturers whose finished products were compatible and destined for the same distribution network were grouped together.
This high value-added service obtained the 2005 prize for innovation in logistics.
FM Logistic coordinates 2 pools today in France, including the biggest European pool, Sphinx :
By combining flows, deliveries to retail warehouses are more frequent. This ensures that products are less likely to be out of stock while reducing stores' storage requirements. Transport is more reliable and costs are kept down due to regular deliveries in fully loaded trucks with fixed delivery schedules. CO² is also significantly reduced.