Schneider Electric Successfully Deployed EcoStruxure Solutions at Evreux Site
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Schneider Electric Successfully Deployed EcoStruxure Solutions at Evreux Site

Image Attribute: The file photo of Evreux Smart Distribution Center, Normandy, France / Source: Schneider Electric

Image Attribute: The file photo of Evreux Smart Distribution Center, Normandy, France / Source: Schneider Electric 

Recently, France-based Schneider Electric has successfully digitized the entire supply chain of its Evreux Smart Distribution Center in Normandy. The center (inaugurated on June 16, 2015) is one of the largest in Europe and covers around 463,000 square feet. Operating 24 hours, five days a week, the site dispatches 17,000 order lines a day to destinations across Europe.

Transformation of the center is a key part of the company’s Tailored Sustainable Connected (TSC) 4.0 supply chain digitization strategy, which aims to improve the quality of logistics operations and responsiveness to personalize customer service and increase the efficiency of its logistics and warehousing operations.

To meet the challenges, the company has deployed its EcoStruxure solutions at the center. EcoStruxure is "Schneider Electric's Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform, in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries. Innovation at Every Level from Connected Products to Edge Control and Apps, Analytics and Services."

According to the company's press release; EcoStruxure has benefited the Evreux Smart Distribution Center in the following ways:
  • Flexible management and more efficient processes have accelerated and improved team decision-making to provide faster service and boost customer satisfaction, through more efficient warehouse performance flows to best serve customers. The speed of corrective actions has doubled.
  • Asset performance management has reduced downtime and extended operational effectiveness with technologies like machine learning, reducing the vibration generated by braking by more than 60%.
  • Energy efficiency and reliability solutions have reduced energy consumption by 10% since 2017 thanks to real-time information provided by EcoStruxure Resource Advisor and EcoStruxure Facility Expert.

While the EcoStruxure solutions deployed at Evreux increase the distribution center’s industrial performance, they also open up new possibilities for operators. Indeed, supply chain digitization generates a large volume of data that provides the operator with clear visibility into all activity and makes it possible to focus on tasks with the highest added value. Five autonomous vehicles and exoskeletons have also been introduced to reduce the physical strain on operators. 

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