Beyond completing the mission of making delicious and nutritious products available to all, at Grupo Bimbo we seek to distribute well-being to the communities and sustainability to the planet.
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With all this in mind, our Distribution strategy is fully in line with our environmental management, whereby we seek to standardize practices for the responsible use of resources, the optimization of routes, and the use of alternate fuels, through innovation and the commitment of everyone who is part of the value chain.
With projects such as Supply Chain Master Footprint and Max Cube, we seek to optimize the node network for better use of transportation, thereby meeting the demand of our consumers, increasing business profitability and, at the same time, reducing environmental impacts.
Different initiatives were conducted in 2019, such as the maximization of tray capacities, the optimization of routes in terms of volume carried, better inventory management in our sales centers and distribution centers, and the use of different digital tools that, through simulations, allow us to define the best location and distribution of our products, thus directly impacting the improvements to our routes and transportation use, which therefore reduces CO2e. emissions.
173 of our vehicles have a Selective Catalytic Reduction technology (SCR) that uses a reducer agent through a catalyst that transforms NOx contaminating gases into nitrogen and water vapor.
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Our goal is to have 4,000
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At Grupo Bimbo we have always been known for innovating and for developing new initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment, as is the case of the development and use of alternate fuel sources in our vehicle fleet.
A success story is the development of electric units by Moldex, a Grupo Bimbo affiliate that has been working with the engineering and production of this vehicles since 2012. Our goal for the coming four years is to have 4,000 electric vehicles in our fleet to distribute products around Mexico, representing an investment of 2.8 billion Mexican pesos.
The energy with which the current vehicles are supplied comes from the Piedra Larga Wind Farm, located in the state of Oaxaca and from solar energy. By including these technologies in the strategy, we will be closing a virtuous and sustainable cycle.
We implemented the Industrial Internet of Things to optimize productivity in the supply chain and to make the operation more efficient by monitoring the production lines in real time.
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Through the Industrial Internet of Things, we optimize productivity in the supply chain by accurately detecting downtimes and convey them to those who need to know through an alarm system. At the next level, the Industrial Internet of Things is meant not only focused on solving, but also to prevent and predict production behaviors.
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We completed the deployment of our new enterprise management system in the cloud (Integrate Enterprise Management System), in six organizations throughout different geographies as part of our multi-annual update and standardization process of technological solutions for Grupo Bimbo. This includes supply chain solutions such as transportation and warehouse management. We also began the process to change and improve our new platform for route sales management, better known as RTM -Route to Market. This new system allows for more efficient processes, better access to and analysis of information, including details such as geo-localization.
To interact more directly with Customers and Consumers, we began operating our Market Listening and Attention System, a digital platform that will maintain ongoing capacity growth. The administrative processes continued with progress in redesign, improvements and automation; for this, 40 different robots were activated to take over repetitive tasks. This created over 5 million dollars in value, allowing teams to focus on more advanced and more valuable analysis for the business.
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Innovation is a fundamental part when developing new products, but also in ongoing process improvements to make this planet a better place.
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Our innovation centers work on the development of products, packaging, nutritional improvements, advertising, and responsible labeling.
Is our business area devoted to finding technological solutions in worldwide innovation ecosystems that rise to the great challenges of today.
We seek to strengthen our Joint Ventures portfolio for Grupo Bimbo and identify and drive startups with disruptive technology or ideas in the field of new products, ingredients, and packaging; as well as innovations in commercial and distribution processes, digital innovation, and autonomy.
In 2020, with the goal of broadening our horizons, Bimbo Ventures will open offices in Israel where we will be searching for new innovation trends through startups that will enable us to drive the development of our business.
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Through Bimbo Ventures, in 2017 we created an alliance with Bluebox to create the ELEVA Food Technology Accelerator platform by Bimbo: our accelerator for startups with solutions in ingredients, new products, and packaging innovations; technology for supply chains and waste reduction; automation for production lines; payment and/or transaction methods; and retail or sales.
During the last four years, in our constant search for innovation we have worked with over 200 startups throughout the world.
In 2020, for the first time ELEVA will be headquartered in Latin America, under the name of BAKELAB, where startup entrepreneurs will be able to participate with projects having at least two years of development, with validated MVP (Minimum Viable Product) characteristics or a defined business model that offers innovative solutions in any of our four categories.
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Hackathons have become commonplace when developing software, with the meeting of the minds of young people who are experts in technology. They are given challenges to be solved with disruptive solutions.
Through the use of this technique, with the participation of 91 associates we solved the challenge, thereby obtaining the development of 35 prototypes, with guidance from mentors and internal experts. The most creative teams were given an award; we are currently implementation tests with the best proposals in our packaging area.
Another activity we have promoted is that of inviting experts from around the world to our corporate offices in Mexico City, to share their expertise in innovation and their vision of the future.
Some of the subjects we have approached include challenges faced by humanity in light of technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, drones, and solar energy, among others.