Saturday 16th Feb 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

XPO takes on control tower for Siniat

XPO Logistics has taken over management of European transport planning for Siniat, a supplier of drywall, insulation and finishing work for the construction sector, via its KeyPL management solution.

The XPO Logistics teams manage all Siniat’s transport flows and carriers using a centralised control tower, and are responsible for the execution of over 40,000 domestic (within France) and international (to and from Belgium, UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy) transport operations each year.

Siniat is a member of the Etex group, a global leader in sustainable construction. Supply chain director Thierry Personnic said: “Siniat chose XPO Logistics’ KeyPL solution, not only for XPO’s expertise but also because its teams were able to commit beyond a cost optimisation plan to deliver key service levels – especially the reliability of customer deliveries and the availability of loading time slots at our 12 facilities, security and environmental criteria, and the monitoring of Key Performance Indicators, as well as the implementation of continuous improvement plans across the duration of the contract.”

Twelve XPO Logistics staff are integrated into Siniat’s supply chain operations. The KeyPL transport management system enables real-time tracking of flows and deliveries, facilitates administrative tasks and ensures visibility and control of performance.

Jean-Marc Lami, XPO Logistics KeyPL® Managing Director, stated: “The Siniat contract reflects XPO Logistics’ unique expertise in the streamlining and optimisation of transport management on a pan-European scale. Our customer’s confidence in our ability to deliver this solution is based on our considerable experience and expertise of the construction sector, along with our technical capabilities.”

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