a common definition across the globe
The Supply Chain's mission is to manage end-to-end flows, product flows, information flows, physical infrastructures and human organizations, from suppliers to the final customer.
Yann de Feraudy,
President of the association and Executive Vice President Operations & IT of the Rocher Group
It covers many activities, which represent ~ 60% to 90% of the cost of the products.
In the course of our history, our members first evolved in logistics services to extend to all those of the Supply Chain. In 1982, this English term appeared to the greatest number of people thanks to a paper in the Financial Times. From then on, many people will look for a French translation of the term Supply Chain. However, this would be to reduce it to its sole dimension of supply. The definition of Supply Chain is more global, transversal and therefore extremely strategic .
There is no difference between logistics and supply chain, but rather an interweaving of the supply chain within the latter. Distribution logistics is the tip of the iceberg with its logistics platforms, warehouses and transport. Internal and external flowsgo beyond the management of raw materials and finished products to include: work-in-progress, consumables, production operators, data management, etc. With such a wide range of activities, Supply Chain Management must answer key questions for the competitiveness of companies.
Supply Chain Management is about steering, organizing, coordinating flows and people or optimizing processes: many professions at the heart of the company's business.
Their ambition is not only to reduce costs, but to arbitrate between largely conflicting objectives.
of employees, which represents 10% of employment in the market sector*.
tonne-kilometres of goods transported*(in tonnes)
ofm2 of warehouses of more than 5000m2*
of French GDP*
positions to be filled each year
for the next 5 years of which :
in operational positions (drivers, warehouse staff, etc.)
in management positions