´Supply chain is a combination of logistics, finance and commerce´
Trend: The supply chain has increasingly become a topic of discussion at board level, which means that companies are making plans that straddle the borders of their business units. The challenge is to be willing to work together and to have faith in the fact that an integral strategy will benefit the entire organization.
“Within distribution-related logistics projects we’re seeing a shift towards goods flow management,” says Alain Beerens, Managing Consultant & Partner at Groenewout. “In the past the discussion was much more focused on the ideal size or location of new warehouses, for example. Managing the flow of goods is about matters such as the inventory level and its impact on the cash flow.”
This interview was first published in the June 2015 edition of Supply Chain Magazine.
50 years of experience
Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.
Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.
Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).
Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.
Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.