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...

Watch webinar logistics challenges of e-commerce.

On Thursday 14 September, from 12.30-13.30 h, publisher Warehouse Totaal organised an industry webinar on the logistics challenges of e-commerce. E-commerce is playing an ever-more important role in daily life for consumers and for businesses alike. People have come to expect next-day delivery of whatever they order. This trend presents major challenges in terms of the organization of logistics processes in the warehouse. After all, it is no longer merely a matter of bulk storage and dispatch;...

Inspiration session Distribution Footprint Strategy

On 27 June, Groenewout organized the latest inspiration session on Distribution Footprint Strategy. With more than 40 participants and featuring plenty of knowledge sharing, interactive discussions and networking, the event was a resounding success. If you have any questions regarding this event or about Groenewout’s services, please contact Isabel Schouten. Presentation Alain Beerens - Distribution Footprint Strategy Alain Beerens shared details of his experiences within a decision-making and realization procedure for a distribution footprint implementation project. He started by presenting an...

E-fulfillment: the ‘holy trinity’ of pick, pack and sorting

E-fulfillment volume flows have grown substantially in recent years and are now at such a level that the strategic decisions made and solutions chosen within the walls of the logistics facility are key to a company’s success. What is the right strategy? And what appear to be the winning solutions? The Dutch trade publication Online Retailer interviewed Groenewout on this matter. This article was published in the June 2017 edition of Online Retailer. Click here for the...

The logistics sector: more dynamic than ever

The logistics sector is more dynamic than ever, both literally and figuratively speaking. Innovation is necessary in all areas in order to be able to cope with a projected doubling(!) in the number of parcels shipped by 2020. Additional factors include the ongoing drive for sustainability and consumers with higher expectations than ever before. On the other hand, logistics must remain affordable. Needless to say, these apparent paradoxes are creating a number of challenges. The...

Does ERP really offer the best end-to-end solution?

ERP suppliers, and especially the major players, are continuously expanding their portfolios, often by acquiring new functionality. Warehouse management systems are one example, and others include e-commerce tools and supply chain collaboration platforms. So does ERP now have enough functionality on board that third-party modules are no longer necessary? And is this contributing to an ERP revival? This article, which was published in the June 2017 edition of Logistiek Magazine, includes input from logistics expert...

Does your distribution footprint support your logistics strategy? download the checklist!

Groenewout and Supply Chain Media have prepared these ten questions to help you check whether your current distribution network setup supports your growth expectations and distribution approach. Does your distribution footprint support your logistics strategy? Click here to download the checklist: Checklist distribution networks Groenewout SCM If you should have any questions please contact Alain Beerens.

Passion for e-commerce

"They know the battle for the online customer. Last year, they both left a reputable retail chain, but the passion for e-commerce never goes away." A duo interview with Joke Vink, Senior Consultant at Groenewout and Esther Vrolijk, Project Manager at Docdata - an Ingram Micro company. This article is published in Logistics Magazine "Logistiek", April 2017. Click here to download the article (Dutch version): Interview Logistiek Magazine - Joke Vink en Esther Vrolijk.