XPO Logistics has initiated operations at a new French hub near Blois, dedicated to one of animal nutrition leaders Affinity Petcare. The site centralises Affinity’s logistics activities near its production plant in La Chapelle Vendomoise, with capacity to support the company’s development throughout France.
XPO has been a supply chain partner of Affinity in France for the last 15 years, managing logistics for raw materials, product preparation and delivery of cat and dog food. The new site will use an advanced sensor system to help employees manage over 364,000 packages and 500,000 pallets per year. Traceability and product quality will be strictly controlled.
Catherine Girault, supply chain manager, North Europe, Affinity Petcare, said, “Having all our logistics operations managed at one site will enable us to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our supply chain.”
Bernard Wehbe, managing director-supply chain, France and Switzerland for XPO Logistics Europe, said, “The consolidation of logistics activities near Blois will provide economies of scale and accommodate peak volumes more easily.”
Source: XPO Logistics
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