News: Barloworld Supply Chain Software helps optimise Renault’s environmental plans
ISEL, at the University of Le Havre and Renault's
Environmental Division are working with Barloworld Supply Chain
Software (SCS) to help minimise cost and reduce carbon footprint,
with CAST software.
ISEL, School of Logistics (graduate) of the University of Le
Havre in France is currently working on the VALVER project, which
was initiated by Renault in December 2009. The project was
established in response to the legal constraints regarding the
recycling of vehicles and raw materials, according to new French
"The supply chain surrounding the glass recycling operation at
Renault, required reorganisation and reconfiguration in order to
become fully optimised, whilst fitting within various time, legal
and environmental constraints" explains Christophe Bisiaux,
Logistics Project Manager at ISEL Le Havre. "To achieve this,
we have selected CAST software, which has been developed by
Barloworld SCS to assist with supply chain modelling, network
design and optimisation."
Member of the recycling plan board of directors,
Toni Gallone, of Renault, explains "The project has been
established to develop interactive collaboration with partners and
to develop new recycling models using a new approach, which may
develop new synergies. We will be able to use the experience to
help optimise the logistics of other recycling operations."
CAST is used to evaluate and identify the
'preferred' or optimal supply chain configuration and to calculate
the total cost to market, leading to cost savings and service
Ewan French, Chief Operating Officer at Barloworld Supply Chain
Software explains "By using CAST software as a decision tool to
model the network, ISEL has been able to identify supply chain
scenarios that enable the reduction of both cost and carbon
To date, CAST software has been used to identify five scenarios
to optimise Renault's recycling supply chain. Since beginning the
project, ISEL has signed a two year contract with Renault
environment and the project has been recognised by, and received
financial support from, the French Agency for the Environment and
Energy Management, ADEME.
ISEL, School of logistics, founded in 1994, is a French
engineering school (Graduate School of logistics) at the University
of Le Havre, offering five year specialised engineering logistics
programs. To find out more, visit www.isel-logistique.fr.
French recycling association, ProRecyclage, supports the VALVER
project. To find out more, visit http://www.prorecyclage.com/actualites/edito/current.html.