Logistics is the corporate function that supports a company’s production and distribution processes, guaranteeing the movement of materials and goods. It is therefore a fundamental part of Moncler’s business and its ability to compete.
The Group’s logistics system is organised at two levels. One level is industrial, concerning production processes, the other is commercial, concerning the sale of products.
Moncler’s industrial logistics is organised around a single hub, located in Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza – Italy), where raw materials are received from suppliers and then forwarded to façon manufacturers. The façon manufacturers then send finished garments back to the central warehouse. Commercial logistics is instead organised on a multi-hub basis, although managed centrally by the Castel San Giovanni hub, which receives finished products from suppliers and then forwards them to their final destination (distribution clients and mono-brand boutiques).
The Group has long used customised IT systems to support its logistics activities. They are designed to ensure high levels of standardisation, integration, flexibility, efficiency and reliability.
Moncler encourages and supports its logistics partners in adopting systems and transport methods that are sustainable. Various initiatives have been pursued over the years and others are under assessment to help minimise environmental impacts and costs.
Four main drivers underpin Moncler’s commitment towards an environmentally-friendly logistics system:
The Group has redefined its logistics organisation in recent years. Changes have focused on both the network and the operating procedures underlying the processes involved, with clear benefits achieved in terms of efficiency and the optimisation of flows.
Moncler has also redesigned the packaging it uses for the transport of finished goods. The new packaging has greatly reduced volumes transported and thus the number of transport vehicles employed, which as a consequence helps the environment by reducing air emissions.
With regard to transport vehicles, Moncler is conscious of the environmental impact of the different means of transport it employs.
Although air freight is not used in a significant way, and only in emergency situations dictated by the market, the Group is committed to furtherly restricting the use of air freight and, where possible, is organising ways to increase the use of sea shipment in an effort to further reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
Thanks to the collaboration of its logistics partners, the Group has started monitoring CO2 emissions connected with the transport of finished products from its Castel San Giovanni logistics hub to stores around Europe. In 2015, these emissions were estimated at approximately 2,135 tonnes of CO₂.