BMMI provides comprehensive supply chain, warehousing and distribution services through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bahrain Logistics Services (BLS)
Formed in 1997, BLS is the logistical arm of the BMMI Group and provides high quality, competitively priced services related to purchase order management, inventory management, warehousing and distribution. BLS’ facilities feature a state-of-the-art temperature controlled warehousing complex, a large fleet of vehicles, various security measures and a highly trained team, as well as the support of the larger BMMI Group.
Sitra Distribution Centre
BLS’ multi-purpose facility covers an area of 28,000 square meters and includes the Sitra Distribution Centre, a purpose built, temperature controlled, warehousing complex, covering over 8,000 square meters, with the capacity to hold more than 10,000 pallets.
The facility contains dedicated areas for chilled and frozen storage. Temperature/humidity and effective fire prevention systems are constantly monitored using high-tech automated monitoring systems. Their modern warehouse technology also includes the use of mobile racking, as well as the fully computerised inventory control and warehouse management systems, Oracle ERP.
Bahrain Logistics Zone warehouse, Hidd
BLS' warehousing facility in the Bahrain Logistics Zone in Hidd covers an area of 26,000 sqm and is the latest expansion in the Group's logistics and supply chain capabilities. Completed in 2019, the facility includes 14 dock levellers, a large ramp, special flooring to facilitate heavyweight pallets, the latest very narrow aisle (VNA) racking. The facility offers a public bonded warehouse space for 4,000 ambient pallets and 1,000 chilled pallets, as well as duty paid storage and transit shade facility for 4,000 ambient pallets and 1,000 chilled pallets.
BLS also owns a dedicated bonded warehouse (duty-free) covering 2,500 square meters in Mina Salman, with the capability to handle high duty items.
BLS operates a large fleet of modern tractor-trailers and trucks, and has the capacity and experience to handle temperature-controlled deliveries throughout the GCC region and neighbouring countries. The fleet includes four reefer trailers, 30 heavy reefer six-wheel trucks, and 11 mini vans.
Additionally, their highly trained team is able to cater to various delivery needs without any delays, including home deliveries and same-day deliveries. BLS' last-mile logistics helps meet home-delivery requirements of BMMI’s retail customers.
BLS also provides management of customs and clearance, as well as freight forwarding, in collaboration with other divisions of BMMI.
The entirety of BLS’ facilities are protected around the clock using the latest state-of-the-art security systems, as well as a dedicated control room. Security cameras are placed in strategic locations around the facilities and are monitored by a highly trained team of security professionals. In the event of a power failure, the facilities’ high capacity generates provide comprehensive and instant backup.
BLS follows best-case practices and its operations fall under BMMI’s Integrated Management System (IMS), which encompasses the following international standards:
Quality management systems
Occupational health and safety management systems
Environmental management systems
(Food safety) International management system standard
Business continuity management systems
BLS’ team consists of 125 employees, including experienced management, quality assurance inspectors, procurement specialists, inbound administrators, customs clearance officers, storekeepers, heavy-duty drivers, home delivery associates and warehouse assistants.
Every member of the team follows a personal development programme, which encompasses in-house training, as well as external certifications, such as advanced diplomas and degrees in supply chain management and logistics from renowned international institutions.