Carrefour’s tricks to optimise its logistics

Artificial intelligence, just-in-times, direct deliveries: Carrefour is changing its logistics and implements its action plan “Opti Supply”.
Logistics is at the heart of the transformation plan “Carrefour 2022” launched by Alexandre Bompard in 2018. According to Lineaires’ information, logistics costs for Carrefour France strongly increased over the last years, going up from 5.2% to 5.7% of its turnover between 2015 and 2017. This increase was partly due to a decline in volume dealt with at the hypermarkets and an increase in local deliveries.
Thanks to the support of AI, Carrefour will be able to improve its sales forecast and the processing of orders to suppliers. In order to reduce the number of its goods stocked in warehouses, Carrefour has decided to go back to direct deliveries into its hypermarkets. Only products with a low turnover will be delivered once a week on a just-in-time basis. The distributor also plans to penalise automatically its suppliers for any missing good or defect upon reception at the warehouse.
LINEAIRE - Merlaud, 15th January 2019.
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