GXO awarded Il Logistico dell’Anno 2022 as ‘Logistics Operator of the Year’ in Italy
Greenwich, USA | January 15, 2023
Award for “technological implementation to enhance internal communication and efficiency” recognizes GXO’s innovation for customers in the fashion and luxury sector
GXO plans to further develop technology to improve efficiency at the company’s largest logistics site in Italy
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, has been awarded the prestigious “Il Logistico dell’Anno” in Italy. The prize, awarded by Assologistica, Assologistica Cultura e Formazione and Euromerci at an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the association, gives national recognition to companies that have implemented important innovation projects in the logistics field in the past year.
“We are very proud to be recognised as ‘Logistics Operator of the Year’ in Italy for a project that combines innovation and communication for the benefit of the site team,” said Alessandro Renzo, Managing Director of Italy and Switzerland, GXO. “Our team members and our technology are our most valuable assets, and this project was designed precisely to give our team members the tools that will enable them to work and collaborate more safely and efficiently.”
Il Logistico dell’Anno recognized GXO for its effort to enhance efficiency and ease of use for team members at its industry-leading warehouse in north Italy, where it manages logistics for a global leader in the fashion and luxury sector. The project, using sophisticated, highly customized software, placed eight automated stations in key areas around the vast warehouse, one of the largest in Italy. When team members swipe their ID badges at any of these stations, their assigned location of work for the day, their work hours and even their lunch break instantly appear on the screen.
The individualized information significantly reduces time lost to confusion over scheduling or work assignments. If they choose, team members can easily print this information to take with them. The information, which may later expand to include other pertinent data, is viewable only to the team member who has badged in. A near-term goal of the project is to equip the stations with a chat assistant that will help answer questions and facilitate direct communication with department managers.
This GXO warehouse features cutting-edge technological and environmental systems and operates as a global omnichannel logistics hub. The complexity of the activities conducted there requires efficiency, speed and precision, making the warehouse a perfect place to implement the automated stations, which are reducing training time and enhancing efficiency, accuracy and communication.
GXO in Italy
GXO has had a significant presence in Italy and Switzerland for more than 20 years and has a leading position in the Fashion & Luxury segment. The company operates nearly 50 sites in the two countries, including four bonded warehouses, with a total of 1.2 million square meters of operating space, and employs nearly 5,000 team members and indirect staff at the facilities. GXO’s business in Italy and Switzerland is diverse, with blue-chip customers in the retail, cosmetics, consumer packaged goods, technology, food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Facility certifications include 9001, 14001, 13485, AEO Certification and Regulated Agent Certification.
A leading provider of fashion and luxury logistics
GXO has been serving the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands in the ecommerce and omnichannel space for decades, offering tailored logistics services to meet their unique needs while providing a premium customer experience. The company combines logistics expertise and the latest technology to help these brands optimize their supply chains, creating efficiencies to speed up fulfilment times, reducing costs and environmental impact, and offering the flexibility to scale up and down as inventory demands change. GXO also provides white glove services for high value items, including custom packaging, monogramming, authentication, and returns management.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 130,000 team members across more than 950 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.