How to stay in control when developing new logistics real estate?

Hotel Nassau in Breda, the Netherlands, provided a stunning setting for the Groenewout inspiration session on ‘Logistics new-build projects’ on 11 December. The attendees could choose between three breakout sessions: staying in control, WELL certification, and the financial aspect of new-build projects. “Events like these are a brief escape from the everyday chaos.” Mari van Kuijk opened the session with a word of welcome for the 50 attendees – primarily logistics professionals from property developers, investors...

Groenewout participates in UP 2 Consultancy Case Day

On 15 November, UniPartners Eindhoven held the third edition of UP 2 Consultancy. UniPartners Eindhoven is an academic consultancy firm aimed at offering students work experience and giving companies access to up-to-date academic knowledge. This year’s edition of UP 2 Consultancy was attended by 70 students who were all keen to learn more about the varied world of consultancy. Alain Beerens and Dennis van Steen from Groenewout gave the students a taste of supply chain consulting....

Blokker creates new omnichannel distribution center

Blokker is transforming its traditional distribution center (DC) in the Dutch city of Geldermalsen into an omnichannel DC. This marks an important step in the retailer’s redesign of its logistics activities in order to keep pace with the changing consumer market. The new DC in Geldermalsen will further improve the company’s alignment with the e-commerce trend and enable Blokker to further optimize its store replenishment activities. The logistics concept, which integrates the online and offline...

Food retailers opt for automation

In quick succession, five different Dutch supermarket chains have recently decided to partly or fully automate their distribution centers. At Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Plus, Hoogvliet and Spar, activities that up until now have been performed by hundreds of order pickers will soon be taken care of by a complex system of robots and conveyors. Why are food retailers suddenly so interested in automation? In an article in Warehouse Totaal, Groenewout’s expert Arthur Zondervan weighs...

‘Business Meets Business’ debate: the dynamics of logistics

The future of the logistics sector in the Dutch province of Brabant looks bright, but companies that fail to think far enough ahead are at risk of missing the boat. To safeguard its long-term future in today’s climate, a logistics business must be willing and able to innovate and collaborate. Besides that, one of the biggest challenges for the sector in the years ahead will be sustainability. Another challenge will be the shortage of...

Making a difference through logistics (Online Retailer België)

E-commerce is booming. It certainly offers opportunities, but there are definitely some challenges too – and those challenges are sometimes underestimated, especially in terms of logistics. Mo Lasgaa explains how a well-functioning logistics operation can help you to make a real difference. click here to read the article published in the trade journal called Online Retailer Belgium in 2018. (Dutch version only)  

Guest lecturer SCM – VU University Amsterdam 2018

For many years, Groenewout has been participating as a guest lecturer on logistics and supply chain-related topics at various universities in the Netherlands and Belgium. Mo Lasgaa, Managing Consultant, has shared his knowledge and extensive experience in supply chain management as a guest lecturer at the VU University of Amsterdam on March 12th. If you would like to receive more information about this topic, please contact Mo Lasgaa. If you would like more information about Groenewout’s lectures in general,...

New offices for Groenewout

We are delighted to announce that Groenewout has moved to a new office building with a modern industrial decor as of March 12. We are now based in the ‘Claudius Prinsen’ office complex, located close to the A27 motorway and the city center of Breda. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you on logistics and supply chain projects from our new premises, and we hope to see you at our new offices soon. Our...

The future of B2B is digital (Online Retailer)

The Dutch trade publication OnlineRetailer recently organized a round-table session on the theme of ‘The future of B2B is digital’. Ten experts, including Groenewout’s Arthur Zondervan, shared their visions of B2B e-commerce based on their own professional perspectives. We are seeing explosive growth in the B2B e-commerce market, and more and more business-related purchased are being made online. Wholesalers, production companies, manufacturers and service providers are increasingly discovering the benefits of having a digital presence....

BREEAM for distribution centers: ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ have become the norm (Logistiek.nl)

The BREEAM-NL evaluation method has become an integral part of the process when building new distribution centers. The independent assessment method results in the award of a BREEAM sustainability certificate, ranging from one star (pass) to five stars (Outstanding). In the logistics sector, where BREEAM is tremendously popular, ‘Outstanding’ has become the norm, driven by companies’ efforts to design energy-neutral and ‘gasless’ facilities. This article was published on Logistiek.nl on 15 March 2018 and included a...