Paris, December 14, 2017: Intermarché, the third largest supermarket chain and logistics provider in France, has signed a 5-year contract with Shippeo, the leading supply chain visibility platform in Europe, to provide real-time tracking and predictive analytics for their more than 200,000 inbound deliveries per year.
Intermarché's 30 logistics hubs receive thousands of pallets from more than 2,000 suppliers across France every day. These then have to be quickly distributed and reloaded onto trucks going towards 2,150 points of sale in France (1850 Intermarché and 300 Netto). Due to the high volume and speed of operations, it was imperative for the supermarket giant to adopt a real-time tracking platform that provides them with the exact location and predicted ETA of each delivery, as well as the exact number of pallets these contain.
"With Shippeo, we'll be able to quickly identify if any pallets are missing in a shipment, and where they were left behind. This will enable us to accurately manage stocks and transportation costs, all within one single platform. In addition, we'll also know well ahead of time if a delivery will be delayed, allowing us to optimize supply chain operations at our logistics hubs," says Ivan Sainsaulieu, Head of Transportation, France, at Intermarché.
All delivery information coming from Intermarché's 50 carriers will be collected and surfaced in Shippeo, eliminating the need to aggregate information from multiple sources, and therefore providing them with significant productivity gains. In addition, because delivery times are recorded by geofencing and GPS location, Intermarché will be able to precisely measure the performance of their transportation operations.
"We are excited that Intermarché has chosen us as their real-time transport visibility partner," says Lucien Besse, COO and cofounder of Shippeo. "We look forward to bringing more transparency into their supply chain, helping them quickly troubleshoot any delivery issues, and accurately measure their delivery performance.
Founded in 1969, Intermarché is one of Europe's leading retail chains, composed of hypermarkets, supermarkets and grocery stores. The company's extensive network of stores includes 1,835 locations in France, 243 in Portugal, 232 in Poland and 78 in Belgium. Intermarché offers a wide range of exclusive brands such as Chabrior (bakeries), Paquito (fruit-based products), Monique Ranou / Claude Léger (caterers), Pasture (dairy products), Saint Eloi (canned goods), Look (non -alcoholic drinks), Apta (cleaning products) and Elodie (candies and jams).