Logistics Methods: a number of occasions and up to date conferences appear to reveal a brand new mobilization of public authorities in favor of logistics. Why is that this consciousness obligatory?
Paulo Ferreira: For some years now, logistics professionals have been higher listened to by the general public authorities but in addition by the native authorities.
That is mirrored within the methods of the France Logistics Technique 2025 introduced on March 21, 2017 and the presentation of the report on the competitiveness of provide chains on September 16, adopted by bulletins by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
A satisfaction for Afilog since its creation in 2001 works to lift consciousness and leads a pedagogical work in favor of this strategic operate on the origin of two million jobs in France and 10% of its GDP. Vital, logistics is the linchpin on which the evolution of buying conduct marked by an more and more multichannel distribution is predicated.
On this context, the decline of France within the World Financial institution index requires and requires the mobilization of all personal and public actors.
S.L .: Up to now 4 years, 9 phases * have been organized in the course of the Tour de la France de la Logistique. What are the observations and classes discovered from this initiative?
mp The purpose frequent to all territories is the dynamics round logistics. It’s concretized by the richness of the initiatives and the variety of the wants. A second remark issues spatial planning instruments obtainable to communities.
Though they are often improved, they serve to arrange the logistics operate within the territories. Our members' efforts to enhance the design, carbon footprint and integration of logistics buildings of their surroundings are higher acknowledged. Elected officers additionally understand that warehouses are SMEs that host varied features and are suppliers of expert and unskilled jobs.
A necessary level as a result of the Tour de France has been assembly territories which can be present process financial and industrial adjustments, and are generally confronted with excessive unemployment charges.
S.L.: What actions and measures are prone to accompany this dynamic within the territories?
mp The implementation of an ecosystem favorable to the event of logistics is a long-term job. That is one in all Afilog's missions that has already achieved tangible leads to regulatory phrases. It ought to be saved in thoughts, nonetheless, that logistics actions are relocatable. It’s subsequently essential to undertake a steady enchancment method to reinforce the attractiveness of France.
Confirmed in the course of the Tour de France, the areas for enchancment are fiscal, regulatory and administrative, with a view, particularly, to decreasing the time taken to arrange the warehouses and clarifying their taxation. A number of measures introduced by the Prime Minister on September 16 go on this path realizing that the French regulation is by far probably the most rigorous in Europe. This outcomes, for instance, in lengthening the procedural time that has grow to be incompatible with the present financial surroundings.
In France, the delay of the procedures obligatory for the development of a warehouse is thus eleven to fifteen months in opposition to six in a number of bordering nations. An actual problem additionally seems to restrict the artificialisation of soils.
S.L.: Confronted with this subject, do brownfield websites not supply new land alternatives for logistics actions?
mp The query is clearly requested within the territories and presupposes the definition of particular guidelines to encourage brownfield redevelopment initiatives.
This assist can take many kinds, equivalent to logistical “pointing” of sure initiatives, regulatory and monetary approaches designed to scale back the fee and delays of conversions. The optimization of accessible land additionally includes innovation in building because the design of buildings optimizing their “verticality”.
S.L .: The occasion Lubrizol-Normandie Logistique re-examines the measures of prevention of logistic buildings to struggle in opposition to fires. Ought to the present laws be revised?
mp The origin of the Normandy Logistic hearth will not be recognized thus far. The analyzes in progress will present if there are any flaws within the laws in drive, for Seveso categorised buildings particularly.
In fixed evolution and enchancment, hearth prevention guidelines utilized to warehouses are already very environment friendly.
From the development section, all logistics buildings constructed for the reason that ministerial decree of 5 August 2002 are designed and outfitted to stop fires and restrict their penalties as propagation between cells.
The evaluation of fires in France in recent times present that within the overwhelming majority of instances, they concerned previous buildings, made earlier than the 2000s and sometimes unknown to the executive providers.
Substantive work should be carried out on these belongings to establish and conduct, on a case-by-case foundation taking into consideration their buildings, the preventive measures to be applied.
S.L .: The creation of a France Logistics Committee bringing collectively all personal logistics professionals was introduced on 16 September by the Prime Minister. What function will Afilog play on this Committee?
mp Afilog has lengthy advocated for a construction or one-stop store that may dialogue with and communicate with one voice of the expectations of logistics professionals to public authorities and native authorities. The creation of the France Logistics Committee meets this expectation. Afilog might be one of many robust forces and would be the supply of proposals.
* Lyon, Saint-Martin-de-Crau, Toulouse, Le Havre, Lille, Bordeaux, Orleans, Nantes and Metz