Warehouse Management Contract With Largest Brewer 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.