New cross-docking center for Forbo
An interview with Mr. Kees van de Lagemaat, logistics manager at Forbo Flooring in Assendelft (The Netherlands) by Marcel te Lindert
Until recently, each of Forbo Flooring’s 12 factories shipped their completed orders directly to the relevant customers. As a result, clients would sometimes receive as many as six different trucks at once, all delivering Forbo products to their premises. That has now changed with the opening of a new distribution center in Assendelft, The Netherlands, which not only offers extra warehousing space but also serves as a cross-docking center. This generates considerable savings for the manufacturer of linoleum, vinyl and other floor coverings.
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.
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