Innovation is one of the cornerstones of continuous improvement. That's why FM Logistic places it at the heart of its services.
The objective is to dream up, design and implement the best processes, structures and operational tools for our countries, in order to give the company and its customers a competitive edge. For FM Logistic, innovation means increasing operational productivity, improving its buildings, reducing supply chain costs as well as becoming more flexible and providing a higher quality of service.
FM Logistic also innovates for its staff's well-being and for sustainable development, as is the case with the HQE buildings and the high-tech gas trucks. Ergonomic solutions are devised especially to reduce work stress. Automatic checks have been implemented, for example, to eliminate any psychological pressure for operators, and make it easier for them to concentrate on the task at hand.
FM Logistic's Innovation Committee is made up of experts from all of the Group's countries and business activities . This committee identifies the lines for research and launches the major projects. In every country, a local innovation adviser ensures that new solutions are implemented in order to test their coherence.
An 18 month partnership with a German company resulted in the invention of this new roto-compactor: this innovative technical solution recovers cardboard waste and reduces the risk of accidents at work. It fits perfectly into FM Logistic's sustainable development policy.
How can we offer the highest quality service at a low price with cross-channel distribution?
Because we have an innovating order-picking solution with weight control : both qualitative and quantitative, weight control is carried out in real time during order-picking.
Put to light
Because service quality also depends on the well-being of staff at work, FM Logistic has invented an innovative ”put to light” solution.
No matter what technology is used (voice or radio), it can be adapted by plug & play to any order-picking device : the light is directional and visibility is always optimal.
Optimal traceability with this “plug & play” solution that provides automatic scanning of pallets at all FM Logistic sites.
It has the dual advantage of improved ergonomics at work stations and a considerable increase in productivity for clients during identification operations.