FM Logistic, a process and equipment efficiency driven and sustainable development companyRomania
With warehouses spread across 14 countries around the world, FM Logistic is a key international logistics player which is continuously improving its processes and costs and is highly focused on minimizing environmental impact. As part of its sustainable development program, the company implements measures to limit the impact of its activities on ecosystem, such as reducing the cost of printing documents.
FM Logistic Romania has been looking to reduce printing costs for it over 700 employees nationwide, improve documents management and optimize company’s resources. Several factors have made its print environment extremely difficult to be managed. There were several service providers for consumables and for maintenance and a wide variety of brands (5) and different installed models (23), of which more than half were between 3 and 5 years old.
Solutions to reduce printing costs
With a strengthened partnership over time, ETA2U specialists together with IT team in Romania, have made a comprehensive assessment of the printing environment at FM Logistic Romania, taking into account 3 key concepts: the voice of the environment, the voice of the customer and the voice of the process. This analysis allowed to determine a real TCO and better understanding of customer’s needs. ETA2U- one of the main local IT & C players and FM Logistic have developed an optimization plan in line with FM Logistic Romania's technical, financial and HR requirements, using the new generation of smart, secure and affordable HP color printers.
In addition to improving user satisfaction and lowering costs by 25%, the new generation of HP intelingent printers requires up to 15% of the energy consumed by laser printers in the same class. At the same time, HP printers are environmentally friendly, while reducing CO2 emissions, packaging waste associated with cartridges and long-term supplies.
By implementing a printing policy across company, FM Logistic Romania has saved 25% of print costs compared to previous solutions.
Among additional advantages, without limiting to it, we can mention:
- 20% reduction in the number of devices installed;
- Optimized management of supplies and equipment, with a single supplier;
- Fully supervised printing volume;
- Security of documents;
- Standardized processes at national level;
- Significant reduction of CO2 emissions;
- Reducing paper waste and increasing user’s productivity;
- Improving printer’s efficiency and performance.
FM Logistic increased its revenues by 10 % last fiscal year, reaching EUR 27.5 million in Romania (as of 31 March 2018). Extension of existing business and new clients led to a stronger growth of the warehousing activity (44% of the total business) and stable growth for transportation (48%) and co-packing (8%).
The company has 750 employees, operates three logistics platforms in Romania – Timisoara, Bucharest and Dambovita areas on 95,000 m² owned storage space and 2 cross-docking hubs in Cluj and Bacau.