Warehouse Management Contract With Largest Brewer in East Africa - Global Trade Magazine
  December 11th, 2016 | Written by

Warehouse Management Contract With Largest Brewer in East Africa

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  • Kenya Breweries Limited is the largest beer manufacturer in East Africa.
  • Bolloré will handle customs, inventory, and dispatch of 550 daily trucks for Kenya Breweries.
  • Kenya Breweries runs 24/7 logistics operation.

Bolloré Logistics Kenya has secured a contract to provide warehouse management services to Kenya Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of Diageo and the largest beer manufacturer in East Africa.

The scope of the contract involves site management of the brewer’s warehouse facility in Nairobi, over one-million square feet of both covered warehouses and open yards. Bolloré Logistics will handle all customs and regulatory services, inventory management of product from the production line, as well as manage the loading and dispatch of product to and from the facility, a rotation of approximately 550 trucks per day.

A considerable investment in technology, human resources and equipment has been made to handle the 24/7 operation. The facility will be run using SQUARE Warehouse Management System. In addition, a staff complement of 600 skilled employees has been hired and will operate on a three shift schedule.

Bolloré Logistics effectively took over the site from DHL Supply Chain on September 1, 2016. Speaking during the commissioning of the project, Bolloré Logistics Head of supply Chain Solutions Kenya, Haim Konforti emphasized the importance of the project and the need to listen, learn and be proactive in order to manage the challenges expected with the transition.

The project is the largest handled by Bolloré Logistics in the East Africa region. The company said the project will be a flagship for its prowess in supply chain management services.

Kenya Breweries produces beer brands such as Guinness, Serengeti, Pilsner, Tusker, and Bell. The company also distributes numerous brands of spirits as well as non-alcohlic beverages.

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