LOGISTIQUE & SUPPLY CHAIN
Refers to all the resources, means, methods, tools and techniques used to manage the global supply chain as efficiently as possible, from the initial supplier to the final customer.
Logistique and Supply Chain
Khalil Benyelles, Directeur Supply Chain et Système d'Information
Anticipating to provide the best service
From logistics to the Supply Chain
Trying to provide the best possible customer delivery at the most reasonable cost to the Group isn’t an easy equation. And making sure that hundreds of thousands of products are available isn’t just down to logistics functions: “The purpose of a Supply Chain department is to bring all or part of the processes up to the most advanced stage of the interaction. And to achieve this, it’s essential to have consultation between the different departments (sales, purchasing, logistics),” explained Khalil Benyelles, Director, Supply Chain and IT Services. This involves coordination processes such as S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning), which are used to organise sourcing and deliveries to best suit customer demand.
To meet the challenges of the future, the Supply Chain department works in two complementary directions. We’re carrying out large-scale projects involving heavy investment. The renewal of the ERP* with the choice of the WMS software was a turning-point for the Royer Group, allowing it to monitor its Supply Chain much more closely and offer a quality of service based on delivery targets. “With this tool we can anticipate and prioritise, as it improves reliability at all levels and masterminds our logistics organisation in a very simple way (optimised picking, transport, processing time, etc.) commented Khalil Benyelles.
Another decisive Supply Chain project is the PPD-APS planning tool which combines sales forecasting with sourcing planning. The software was put in place by teams from across the divisions (supply chain, purchasing, sales departments...) and aims to limit human error and also offer the Group a common method for forecast management, purchasing security and stock creation.
The final aim is to shorten the lead-time and cut delivery times.
The drive for continuing improvement
The modernisation of the Group’s main warehouse, which is planned for May 2018, has the dual aim of accelerating flows and improving working conditions. The project includes conveying and picking tools and focuses on moving the products towards the pickers, thereby increasing processing capacity and reducing the amount of movement, the number of risk areas and occupational health risks.
These different projects and our ongoing quest for continuing improvement confirm the Royer Group’s position as a key player in the shoe distribution sector in France, capable of responding to the challenges and evolutions in the market.