CHINA, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — December 2, 2015, the grand opening ceremony of Carrefour supply chain in China-North-West China distribution center is held in Wuqing Economic Development Area, Tianjin municipality. The foundation of the center is expected to become the overpass of Carrefour China’s supply chain in northern China, which can form the radiation of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration economic cycle and Shandong, Shanxi and other provinces’ logistics and distribution network, increase the distribution efficiency, support the business of stores, and boost the regional economics.
The northern distribution center of Carrefour launched this time has superior geographical location, which is located in ProLogis modern international distribution park, Wuqing economic development area, Tianjin municipality, covers an area of 39,000 square meters. Carrefour northern distribution center will utilize the Voice Picking System, achieving 99.997% in its picking accuracy rate. The tray utilize 100cm*120 standard operating procedure to reduce packaging and labor costs and improve efficiency; moreover, the center is equipped with professional temperature controlled room which sustain temperatures of 18-22 degrees for the storage of alcohol, chocolate and milk powder.
To reply to the supply chain strategy development needs of Carrefour in China, the establishment of northern China distribution center will cover more than 30 stores in northern China, greatly improve the company’s northern China supply chain system to provide more high-quality, convenient products and services for numbers of consumers.
After the establishment of the distribution center in Eastern, western and northern region, Carrefour is planning to set up 2 new distribution centers in North-East Territory and South Territory of China. It is estimated that by the end of 2016, Carrefour will complete the establishment of 6 modern distribution centers in China, and cover more than 200 hypermarkets in China to fully support the emerging industry such as E-commerce of Carrefour, “easy Carrefour” convenience stores.