Recommerce Group Industries, a leader in the second life market for smartphones and other digital devices, has selected global logistics leader XPO Logistics to manage its outsourced supply chain operations in France.
XPO will use a dedicated team of specially trained employees to handle the logistics for approximately 350,000 products annually. This includes the storage, order preparation, loading and shipping of reconditioned mobile phones and accessories from XPO’s site in Tigery (91) to consumers, retail shops and warehouses.
In addition, XPO will provide value-added services for Recommerce, such as inventory sorting and management, testing, cleaning, reconditioning, packaging and reverse logistics. XPO has developed a technology solution tailored for Recommerce’s specific needs related to the management of returns and the sustainable disposal of product waste.
Patrick Richard, COO for Recommerce in France, said, “XPO’s extensive experience with electronic devices and their investments in logistics technology demonstrate a commitment to innovation and sustainable development. We have the benefit of state-of-the-art XPO solutions customized to track our flow of goods from receipt to reconditioning or recycling.”
Bernard Wehbe, XPO Logistics managing director, supply chain–France and Switzerland, said, “We’re proud to support Recommerce in the market development of their business in France. Our expertise in the management of logistics flows, and our systems for the treatment of electrical and electronic waste, enable us to provide best-in-class supply chain solutions companies in the high-tech sector.”