The Kings of the Supply Chain rewarded for partnership, innovation and safety

The Kings of the Supply Chain Forum, an annual industry event, has been organized for 17 years by Supply Chain Magazine – the French media for decision makers in the supply chain, transport and logistics.

This great national competition allows any company to enter a recent project that it considers efficient and/or innovative in terms of Supply Chain; this competition highlights the partnership aspect of the projects and must be submitted jointly – that is to say the manufacturer with the user company.

The 2023 edition accepted a total of 23 projects that were studied by a jury of 11 recognized Supply Chain professionals. There are three award categories: Favourite, Innovation Award and Grand Prize.

GMR Safety submitted its first entry in collaboration with its long-standing client-partner C-Logistics, the logistics subsidiary of the e-commerce specialist Cdiscount. The innovation was in the form of a connected kit for jack stands that secures uncoupled trailers at loading docks.

From L to R : Simon Crampe (C-Logistics), Vincent Tremouilhe (GMR Safety), Eric Faveron (C-Logistics) and Gilbert Daillere (GMR Safety) | @ Stephanie Trouvé / Tema Agence

An edition full of surprises

The 17th edition of the contest ended on January 12 at the prestigious Théâtre de la Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, where 800 guests participated in a friendly and festive awards ceremony, marked by an aerial show by the Chaix brothers.

As the awards ceremony was about to end, the C-Logistics – GMR Safety team was called on stage to be presented with the special “Thumbs Up” award! “We wanted to put the spotlight on safety in the warehouse and on the loading docks, even if the project -on a purely SCM level- was not retained in the final phase”, explained Grégory Debuchy, Supply Chain Director of Ferrero France, emphasizing “the major safety issue for the whole profession”.

The members of the jury of the "Kings of the Supply Chain" went on stage to give a Special Award "Thumbs Up" to GMR Safety and C-Logistics

Innovation for the safety of people in warehouses

Unique on the market, the connected kit for jack stands is an innovation in development since 2020, and stems from the partnership between C-Logistics and GMR Safety – two leaders in their fields.

This connected kit ensures that a trailer that is uncoupled from its truck is perfectly secured at the loading dock, with a trestle or a stand, so that loading and unloading can be done with complete peace of mind.

Equipped with a servo system and the intelligence of multiple sensors, the connected kit is a reliable, easy-to-install solution that is unique on the market, that optimizes loading dock safety.