- A LARGE COLLECTION AREA AND INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
Operating from Burgundy to Perche and from Champagne Berrichonne to the north of Beauce, the cooperative has numerous collection and processing centres and hundreds of storage silos. With exports accounting for 50% of its turnover, its final delivery points are all over the world, from Europe to America.
- THE REQUIREMENT OF EXPORT ORDERS FOR GRAINS
Managing constraints such as international price volatility, high quality control standards, climatic hazards, regulatory changes, environmental innovations, etc. is an integral part of the grain industry, constantly impacting on annual volumes to be transported, with peaks to be absorbed and commercial opportunities to be exploited.
Our first task was to analyse the needs in order to identify possible areas of logistical optimisation for the new collection and delivery plan. This initial study revealed the double challenge for the railways: to maintain the robustness of the global rail service plan for the silos and to deploy rail resources in line with the needs identified by zone. The aim was to create an extremely agile flow in terms of volume and planning. The solution adopted draws on all our resources and expertise. Optimising traction means providing a fleet of recently developed 90TBR wagons with an adapted reserve, managing schedules in conjunction with the customer' logistics teams, dispatching orders, tracking goods (ISO 22000) and the ability to adapt the plan to meet requests.
Selecting two railway companies
Forwardis chose not one but two railway companies to manage the cooperative’s entire transport plan. One has a perfect command of the Chartres rail hub and the other operates with great flexibility on heterogeneous zones to the various port silos in Rouen.
Our teams oversaw the assembly and coordination of the daily management of the traffic.
Optimizing train carrying capacity
With more than 300 trains chartered annually and varying departure points, we opted for a solution that would optimise the number of trainsets and the number of rotations, while increasing the overall carrying capacity.
The synergy of resources was possible thanks to the performance of the wagon and the use of a powerful Euro 4000 locomotive.