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Inspiration session Logistics & E-commerce | Belgium
Groenewout takes its ‘Logistics & E-commerce’ inspiration session to Belgium for the first time on June 7, 2023.
An afternoon of knowledge and networking on focused on the latest logistics-related technological developments. New technologies are having a wide-ranging impact in logistics, both in order picking and packing, enabling you to boost your productivity, increase your flexibility and – where possible – speed up your processes.
Are you keen to gain insight into the latest order-picking and packing technologies?
Groenewout’s Dirk Becks will be looking at automated order-picking concepts. Which automation-based logistics concepts are currently available? The primary focus will be on new arrivals on the market and concepts that are still in development. To directly link the theory to the practice, the session will include two customer cases: Gert Hellemans from Active Ants Belgium will explain how human employees and automation work in perfect harmony in the innovative combination of AutoStore, AMR technology and the pick-in-the-box principle, and Dorine Zeeman from bol.com will provide an overview of the company’s automated packing processes and the underlying choices.
The session starts at 14:30h on Wednesday 7 June and ends at 18:00h with networking drinks including street & bar food. We are looking forward to seeing you on 7 June at the fantastic Kasteel Sint-Michiels venue in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium.
Supply chain management
Hollister recently moved into its brand-new European distribution center in Oud-Gastel in the Netherlands. To realize this new-build project, the company enlisted Groenewout’s expertise – and not for the first time. Job Sonke, Manager of the Hollister European Distribution Center: “An excellent decision that has once again paid off.”
Blokker, a Dutch chain store selling household goods, is gradually transforming into a modern omnichannel retailer. One part of this process is the complete redesign of the retailer’s distribution center in the city of Geldermalsen, assisted by Groenewout, to make it suitable for all sales channels. In the near future, store orders and online orders will all be handled in the same process, from goods received right through to order picking. “We’ve looked at the similarities between the two logistics flows rather than their differences.”
MoonenPackaging is currently building a completely new 20,000m2warehouse in the Dutch town of Weert. The packaging wholesaler asked Groenewout for advice on the warehouse design, which has resulted in a flexible, efficient and sustainable plan for a warehouse with sufficient growth potential. Roland van Bussel, COO of Moonen: “We initially considered a fully automated warehouse, but Groenewout advised us against it.”
With Hikvision’s revenue increasing by between 25 and 35% each year, the primary aim of the company’s European distribution center (EDC) is to facilitate that boisterous growth. The manufacturer of security cameras is tripling its storage space in the hope of readying itself for at least the next seven years. Groenewout has advised the company on the design of the warehouse design and the logistics processes. Mark Beumer, Vice-President Operations at Hikvision: “We now view our operation differently.”