December 2017 | CSR: close to people and the environment
Aiming in long-term contribution to people and the environment, SARMED a leading logistics company is continuously strengthening its social footprint by focusing on initiatives and actions which are implemented through partnerships with various institutions.
In 2017, SARMED donated a significant amount of money to ‘The Smile of the Child’ and the Hellenic Society ‘iElpida’, aiming at strengthening organizations that are close to children. At the same time for many years, the company has maintained long-term partnerships with the organizations ‘Theofilos’, ‘Meropio’ (care center for elderly people) and the International Solidarity & Cooperation Centre (KEDAS) offering its services as well as essential goods to vulnerable groups. Among these actions, SARMED’s people recently performed the 10th voluntary blood donation, having collected a total of 313 units of blood (from 2012) for the National Blood Donation Center, thus being consistent with the social work of the company.
November 2017 | Participation & sponsorship at the 21st Panhellenic Logistics Conference
The 21st Panhellenic Logistics Conference, organized by the Hellenic Logistics Company of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki, was successfully completed on November 25th.
Modern trends in logistics were analyzed and interesting cases on transport infrastructure, new technologies, best practices and research developments in the supply chain management, were presented.
Due to the vast attendance, the participants were thoroughly informed about the trends and developments of the industry, both from presentations and round table discussions.
SARMED being a sponsor at this important congress also presented through its executive, Mr. Dimitrios Karagiannis (3PL BU Director of the company) the important data on e-logistics and the new challenges in the supply chain.
November 2017 | Expansion of cooperation with TOYOTA HELLAS & KOSMOCAR
- After a long-term cooperation for storage and transportation services throughout Greece, TOYOTA HELLAS renews its trust in SARMED by expanding its range of services. SARMED now offers full technical services to TOYOTA HELLAS for all vehicles registered in Greece. These services include cleaning, pre-delivery (P.D.I.) and implementation of promotional campaigns.
- SARMED is also pleased to announce the transportation and distribution of SKODA vehicles to Kosmocar’s official network in the Greek territory. Kosmocar, being the official importer of VW, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini & Bugatti and Ducati motorcycles, has expanded its portfolio by taking over the importation of SKODA vehicles.
October 2017 | Sponsor at the conference '12 Case Studies from SUPPLY CHAIN to VALUE CHAIN'
SARMED was a sponsor at the conference “12 Case Studies from the supply chain to the value chain”, supported by the presence of executives and partners. The conference was organized by the Supply Chain Institute on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Sofitel Athens Airport and was particularly successful both in presentations and participations.
August 2017 | Commencement of cooperation with METRO S.A.
The new cooperation of SARMED concerns the storage, preparation of orders and the transfer of seasonal items of METRO S.A. METRO SA is a 100% Greek company with activity in the retail sector since 1976. It has two types of chain stores: METRO Cash & Carry wholesale consisting of 48 outlets and ‘My market’ supermarkets with strategic locations all over Greece. In February 2016, METRO SA acquires the Veropoulos chain (founded in 1973) and the two historic Greek companies are united by creating one of the largest retail companies in the Greek market. The acquisition of the Veropoulos branch network increases ‘My market’ sales points to 223, covering strategic locations in every corner of the Greek territory. METRO SA, for over 40 years now, serves the Greek market consistently and reliably, supporting the Greek worker, the Greek entrepreneur, the Greek producer and the Greek consumer.
July 2017 | New cooperation with Pharmex S.A.
As part of its broader business activity and strategic positioning in the pharmaceutical field, SARMED took over Pharmex’s transportation service. Pharmex S.A. being a leading trader for 34 years in the field of dermatological and cosmetic products, maintains long-standing partnerships with multinational corporations as an exclusive importer of foreign brands (i.e. EUBOS, Dr. Brown’s).
June 2017 | e-CMR: going digital in road transport
SARMED participated in the workshop organized by the Hellenic Federation of Road Transports, in collaboration with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport on 22/6 in Thessaloniki.
During the round table discussion, Mr. D. Karagiannis, 3PL Business Unit Director, expressed the expectations of the implementation of e-CMR and the future digitization of Delivery Notes.
The above implementations will result in economic benefits, reduction of processing time, environmental friendly management, easier invoicing, direct data exchange, accurate data logging, real time information on receipts and deliveries of goods.
June 2017 | Actions of our Executives
Publication of an article entitled ‘The role of reliable transport measurements’ in SCL Magazine, by Dr. Dimitris Theodorou, Quality & Food Safety Manager of SARMED.
June 2017 | SARMED sponsors workshop in Ε-Commerce Logistics
The workshop in e-commerce logistics, organized by OPTILOG Advisory Services and O. Mind Creatives, was successfully completed on Saturday 17/06. SARMED, being strategically positioned in e-commerce logistics, sponsored the event and presented the case study of its collaboration with Media Markt’s e-shop, developing the operating model and e-commerce logistics processes, as well as the means of service to the final consumer. Furthermore, general trends and data were presented for the Greek and global market, as well as KPIs from the existing cooperation between the two companies.
May 2017 | New cooperation with 3D Food Services S.A.
SARMED is pleased to announce the new partnership with 3D SA, a company that has been active in catering for more than 20 years. The collaboration concerns the integrated management of all its products (transportation, storage, value added services, distribution) for both dry and cold (including deep freeze) cargo.
May 2017 | SARMED new website on air!!
SARMED new official website is a fact!
It integrates aesthetically the company’s features and reflects our corporate identity and culture.
It is contemporary & simple in design, easy & pleasant in browsing. It instantly provides the visitor with clear and condensed information about its activities and other functions.
It implements latest technologies such as sliders, responsive design for automatic customization on mobile devices, use of icons (vector svg files) as well as information for easier access to service points and use of Google maps pin per location.
Most importantly … it is dynamic and in the future will incorporate other features and functions for partners, customers and the wider audience.
We invite you to browse, enjoy and spread it!
April 2017 | SARMED takes over the logistics services of the new store of Media Markt in Patra
SARMED, being a strategic 3PL services partner for Media Markt since early 2016, takes over the storage and supply chain services of the new store in Patras. It has set up the appropriate network for the convenience of home deliveries for both the Achaia prefecture and for adjacent counties (Ilia and Etoloakarnania). As part of this expanded partnership, SARMED is responsible for the storage of goods, preparation of orders, the supply flow of the store, the B2C distribution of orders, the cash on delivery for home deliveries and return management (reverse logistics).
The expansion of cooperation between the two companies on the Patras surrounding area creates the conditions and sets a strong foundation for a solid nationwide distribution network providing high quality services to its chain customers.
April 2017 | Happy Easter
February 2017 | SARMED SA – a golden winner at the ceremony «Transport & Logistics Awards 2017»
SARMED received a gold award at the ceremony of the Transport & Logistics Awards held on 07/02/17, highlighting the best practices and innovative applications of commercial enterprises, industries, 3rd Party Logistics companies and other transport infrastructure. Specifically, SARMED was the winner for the category ‘Optimizing Circuit of Transportation-Distribution’ with the project: Optimization of P&G and 3M deliveries at MASOUTI’s central warehouses through the combined transportation network of SARMED.
The ceremony attracted 300 high ranking executives from the largest companies related to the transport and logistics industry in Greece, demonstrating the dynamic of this event in the field of Transport and Logistics.