Logistics performance: from blueprints to implementation

GRTgaz sought to increase the efficiency and profitability of its operations in a complex technical environment.
Luc Baetens

Mobius allowed GRTgaz to successfully face these two challenges thanks to both its logistical expertise, to develop a relevant blueprint, and project management knowledge that was highly useful in transforming a strategic vision into a concrete achievement.

François Lacourt, Deputy Director of Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics
GRT gaz

Strategic challenge

GRTgaz sought to increase the efficiency and profitability of its operations in a complex technical environment:

  • Quality of service: customers dissatisfied with delivery speed and quality of preparation
  • Productivity/Ergonomics: storage and preparation conditions that were not suited to product typology
  • Operating Budget: organisation dispersed across several sites with different functions and processes


Blueprint study

The organisation is broken up across 7 regional platforms that ensure delivery for 100 local maintenance sites and 30 projects in the region. After a quantitative and qualitative situational analysis of this organisation was performed, several scenarios were considered, from the maintenance of regional structures to centralisation. The study included technical and economic dimensioning of each scenario, as well as a benchmark for sectoral logistical developments that provided the members of the steering committee with everything they needed to make the right decision.

A detailed design

We built a detailed design that included site design (surface area, internal flows, work stations), process design (receipt, preparation, management of technical reports), definitions of associated equipment (productivity, ergonomics for heavy loads), and selection of an information system (WMS). It also integrated the dimensioning of target inventories and worked on rationalising the product catalogue. This phase included the completion of a detailed investment plan (property, IT, profitability), which was presented and approved by the group, as well as support for internal communications to prepare for the transformation.

Project steering: from the first stone to the launch

Möbius was Project Owner. It defined the various work sites and interfaces, conducted budgetary monitoring, and ensured global governance. From the property selection, architectural plans, HQE certification, selection and monitoring of vendors (IT, work, equipment), training, and both internal and external communications all the way through to launch and stabilisation, the project team achieved its planning and financial objectives by ensuring professional input at each work site and an agile management style that addressed all delays or malfunctions at work sites.


Today, GRTgaz has a high-performance tool that optimises operating costs and improves customer satisfaction, and which has been recognised by the GDFsuez Group. A 10 Ha HQE platform, a 10,000 m² building, a 15 M€ investment, a reduction of OPEX by over 50%, and a service rate improved by +15%.

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