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19 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:32 GMT+2

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Federdistribuzione Agreement - Assologistica per lo sviluppo of integrated logistics and sustainable mobility

Ruggerone: it is a significant step to develop in the our country a sustainable logistics and more integrated in the value creation processes

Federdistribuzione and Assologistica have signed a protocol in agreement with the aim of encouraging the development of logistics integrated and sustainable mobility in order to reduce the emissions related to the movement of goods. The goal is also to identify common parameters and best practices for the industry of modern trade in the field of traceability and recycling packaging and pallets, with a view to increasing the circularity in business processes.

The agreement aims to promote joint projects, studies and services, to enable associated enterprises to speed up their its plans on two fundamental guidelines for the country in the immediate future, according to the guidelines of the National Plan of Recovery and Resilience: digitalisation and ecological transition.

The protocol signed today also provides for the creation of dialogue platforms to concretely address the issue of interchangeability and reverse logistics, studying a traceability system through the tools of international standardization (GS1 codes) with the contribution of artificial intelligence. Another area of intervention is the improvement, along the entire supply chain, of the collection circuits and reuse of pallets and packaging also promoting regulatory interventions in this direction.

Among the objectives of the protocol, there is also ample room for action aimed at rationalising logistics and transport, with particular reference to the infrastructure of the last mile, developing intermodality, in order to make it more competitive the system with a view to efficiency, safety and sustainability. Finally, there are training courses for technicians on the topics of integrated and sustainable logistics with a focus on the modernization of the company organization.

Alberto Frausin, the president of Federdistribuzione, the federation that brings together and represents the companies of the distribution that operate with networks of physical stores and through the new digital channels, he explained that "the agreement with Assologistica fits perfectly into the wider path that the federation, in concert with the member companies, is carrying out to contribute concretely to the transition ecological that must undertake the whole country system. Rethinking the logistics services in an increasingly modality sustainable - highlighted Frausin - adds a piece it is decisive in this direction and allows companies to trade in conveying products to the consumer in line with the new purchasing habits and service expectations».

«We believe - said the president of Assologistica, Umberto Ruggerone - in strategic collaborations, in chains of the value whose efficiency lies in the equivalence of each the importance of innovating approaches before Processes. That is why we wanted this agreement: a step significant to develop logistics in our country sustainable and more integrated into the processes of creating value, so that it becomes more and more a lever competitive also thanks to innovation. A challenge that Assologistica shares with Federdistribuzione focusing on concreteness and competence».

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