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...

Groenewout in top 10 The best supply chain management and logistics consultancy firms

Groenewout is proud to be among the top 10 best supply chain management and logistics consultancy firms. Bron: Consultancy.nl/03 januari 2018 Corporate decision-makers regard TNO, Deloitte, Atos, EY and KPMG as the best consultancy firms to work with for advice on supply chain management and logistics. Twynstra Gudde receives the highest rating in terms of operational excellence, while EY tops the list for customer focus. The Dutch business journal Management Team has been conducting an annual survey into...

Introduction to picking and sorting

On 9 November 2017, Actemium organized a workshop on smart order picking and sorting. During the workshop, Dirk Becks  will discussed various methods of picking and/or sorting orders. He presented a general overview of automated order picking plus the first steps in choosing an order-picking solution. Click here to download the presentation. Dirk is a warehouse logistics expert with a specialization in mechanized solutions.  

Bol.com opens new fulfillment center to support growth

On September 27 Bol.com opened its new fulfillment center. The fulfilment center is located at the business center 'Haven Acht' in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. TGW is responsible for all logistics systems. The new fulfillment center has been designed with the logistics support of Groenewout and FKG Architecten Aan De Zaan and has been built by construction firm Van Wijnen Rosmalen. If you should have questions about this project and the logistics support of Groenewout, please contact Mari...