Gallery BeeWe 1
Gallery BeeWe 1
October 2020
By Engie
Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France

BeeWe - A shared stock management platform to put new unused parts back into circulation

All those stocks are managed in different local management system tools, with no guidelines on how managing our stocks and no consolidation at any level of the organization. As a consequence, working capital represents a very high amount of cash immobilized either on thermal or renewables activities.

BeeWe aims at rationalizing spare parts inventory. BeeWe's ambition is that as many sites as possible join the movement and start sharing their stock. Pooling resources helps to reduce investment through purchasing savings, reduces carbon footprint by limiting overproduction of spare parts, as well as limits replacement delays in the event of a breakdown. BeeWe is proud that its vision of optimizing inventory, fully aligned with Engie’s business purpose, contributes to accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, through a more energy-efficient solution that also acts for the environment through using available spare parts. The name ‘BeeWe’ is a reference to the bee (« Bee ») and to the community (« We ») because this solution has been inspired by the industrious bees around their hive: a more rational storage system, thanks to collective intelligence in an eco-efficiency approach.

Key features

  • + 100 000 product references in the portfolio
  • 80% of the amount of spares parts are idle (not consumed over 2 to 4 previous years)
  • 25% of idle spare parts amount are no more useful and can be sold
  • 100 average transactions in one year equivalent to 22MWh produced by a gas power station
  • more than 50% of the avoided carbon are link to raw material production and parts manufacturing
  • Around 40% of the avoided carbon are link to transportation


  • 3 years from breakeven
  • At least, 10% of inventory amount can be removed from of our Customer

Categories of Application

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

Looking For

Activity Region

  • /

North america


South america

Peru, Chile,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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