France Logistique 2025 - Port objectives and national strategy of the Ministry of Transport
Today, the logistics sector represents, with 1.8 million people employed, a key element in the dynamism and efficiency of the French economy. In order to preserve this source of jobs, the government presented its “France Logistique 2025” strategy in March 2016. The primary ambition is to increase national logistics performance. Five years after the launch of this national strategy, let us look back at the 58 objectives that the State formalized in a framework document to make "France a leading country in this field". According to the Ministry of Transport "this document must constitute a basis from which a collective dynamic is proposed to the actors concerned by the challenges of logistics". Among these 58 objectives, we will discuss the actions that the State wishes to implement by focusing on the main levers of the program: the modernization of port logistics, the digital transition of SMEs in order to integrate an efficient logistics ecosystem and interconnected, and finally the importance of innovation in the sector.
In the framework document “FRANCE LOGISTIQUE 2025”, the port objectives are numerous. The government is initially registering its ambition to strengthen the performance of French port gateways by streamlining the passage of goods. The Ministry wants to build “an integrated port system that integrates a powerful maritime offer, efficient multimodal transport infrastructure and services to strengthen and expand their hinterland and a comprehensive logistics service offer based on commercial strength, significant know-how and modern operational tools ”. The government therefore wishes to enhance the already existing infrastructures and for this, new technologies seem to be considered as the ideal lever. The aim is to address bottlenecks that prevent ports from properly connecting to their hinterlands, the hinterland being the area of economic influence of a port. The objective is therefore to expand these areas as much as possible by improving the capacities and attractiveness of port areas. The program therefore proposes for road transport to develop new modes of use and improve road information on construction sites, accidents, traffic jams, the capacity of parking areas for heavy goods vehicles and estimated journey times. routes. It will also be a question of better integrating the various networks to better manage traffic. Among the objectives dedicated to maritime transport, we also find the optimization of "logistics nodes" (combined transport terminals, multimodal platforms). For this, the Ministry once again supports the development of new technologies, to effectively connect the players of the first and the last mile.These are therefore areas of progress that are necessary for the logistical attractiveness of a country measured primarily by its strategic location, its infrastructure and the quality of its transport interconnections.
SMEs and mid-caps
SMEs, constituting a large part of companies in the sector, are more than ever at the heart of actions. Through this national plan, all French companies are called upon to strengthen their leadership in the area of information management. But one big observation emerged in 2016: the vast majority of SMEs do not have access to efficient IT organization and management tools and techniques. The government's ambition is therefore to call on them to modernize, and to place digital technology as a pillar for the modernization of national logistics. The framework document therefore includes an improvement objective which is to place logistics data at the heart of the digital transition of SMEs. In order to make progress on this axis, the government is encouraging companies to share their logistics data on collaborative platforms. It sets up attractive financial aid and supports the design of innovative tools. France thus wants to include logistics as a key area of digital development policies in companies, within the framework of the “Digital Transition” program.
The importance of the logistics sector for France is well established. Indeed, sizing and logistics performance are key factors in the integration of regions into global flows, and to growth. After the implementation of this national plan, we can think that by 2025 the players in French logistics will experience a new boom. But as the government points out, the logistics sector, and more particularly port logistics, is in a digital divide. It is time to achieve a modernization of the profession and digitization may be a key element in achieving this. French logistics must adapt to digital changes if they are to remain efficient. These innovative alternative solutions must help in the management and operation of flows, promote interconnections between the players and the systems present or quite simply improve the efficiency of logistics platforms. Logistics players must adapt their working method and move towards these new solutions. The digital transition of companies in the sector is therefore essential to improve the competitiveness of ports and their interland partners. The latter, who are too often left behind, must succeed in equipping themselves and working together in order to withstand international competition. Thus, the ambition to make "France a leading country in this field" is achievable only if all the players are mobilized to improve the performance of logistics operations and the management of supply chains. Performance and innovation are therefore the watchwords in this document, which is based on three pillars:
An attractive and human force, by supporting companies in the sector, in particular SMEs, and by emphasizing staff training, which will allow French logistics to attract the best talents and compete with its closest neighbors. advances.
A territorialized and networked force, by uniting national players, by developing the multimodal offer in order to make logistics a lever for the development of the territory.
A sustainable and innovative force, by integrating the essential issues of CSR and by supporting innovations in the sector, in order to build modern and connected logistics.
DMS Logistics is one of the companies that fully supports this ambitious government project. Aware of the realities on the ground, DMS offers logistics SMEs tools adapted to their issues, price, organization ... and enters into a real logic of co-construction with players in the sector, in order to always be able to be at closer to their requirements. DMS's ambition is also to be able to fully integrate them into the digital transition of the sector, guided by large groups, which by nature will impose rules, which are heterogeneous and therefore hard to follow for these SMEs. The need for standardization of exchanges and standardization of means of communication becomes imperative in order to succeed in streamlining all exchanges between the players. Thus, the DMS platform, in which all the operations of a given area will be processed and optimized, allows a port area to be perfectly connected to its hinterland, and therefore to consider an extension of its area of economic influence. . The efficiency of logistics players will thus make it possible to conquer new markets and make the port's area of influence more attractive to industries wishing to establish themselves. This last point clearly illustrates the interest for the French State to focus on the development of its logistics performance, which will initially be able to improve the competitiveness of companies already in place, but will also encourage new ones to come. install and benefit from these good performances. To find out more, consult the framework document for a National Strategy “FRANCE LOGISTIQUE 2025”