Stryker expands its Venlo operation
An interview with Mr. Niek Dudink, director of the Central Distribution Center Europe at Stryker in Venlo (The Netherlands) by Marcel te Lindert.
Stryker is growing at a considerable pace, not only autonomously but also thanks to its proactive acquisition strategy. In January 2011, for instance, this supplier of medical devices and medical equipment acquired the neurovascular division of Boston Scientific. The move had significant consequences for Stryker’s central distribution center in the Dutch town of Venlo, which was suddenly required to hold 20 percent more inventory and handle a large number of new activities. With Groenewout’s help, Stryker has managed to find room for the new product group without having to extend its DC.
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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.