After the opening of the B.Lab centres in Paris and Singapore in 2019, Bolloré Logistics is taking a new step forward with the creation of cross-functional communities tasked with coordinating the road maps of five innovation fields identified by the B.Lab. A total of over 100 Bolloré Logistics employees worldwide have joined the new organisation structure with a view to pooling their expertise, unifying initiatives and identifying new development projects.
The first field, “Real-time supply chain visibility and management”, is responsible for assisting the management of data from several sources and in close to real time, while providing an interactive customer experience that contributes to decision-making in supply- chain management. The second, “Optimising and anticipating goods flows”, supports the development of predictive analysis models to optimise flows and resources and propose alternative scenarios for any deviations. The objective of the third field, “Operational excellence”, is to boost service quality through agile-based approaches, notably the Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma. The fourth, “Sustainable supply chain”, develops solutions to improve environmental performance focused in particular on the improvement of transport plans, the implementation of low-carbon transport solutions, and optimised packaging. The fifth, “Warehouse automation”, devises adapted and scalable solutions in storage and order preparation applicable to standard warehouses and warehouses that have already been automated.
This approach is also supported by an innovation team responsible for co-creating proofs of concept with Bolloré Logistics customers and partners, the aim being to demonstrate the feasibility of a procedure or innovation based on new technologies such as the blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and image recognition.