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.

DecoWraps Europe starts construction at Green Park Aalsmeer

DecoWraps is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of innovative packaging materials for cut flowers and potted plants. Decowraps is moving its Aalsmeer office to Green Park Aalsmeer.  The distribution centre for packaging manufacturer DecoWraps Europe will be built on an 8,000 m2 lot and will feature a 1,500 m2 office and a 3,200 m2 warehouse. The facility will be built sustainably and will be BREEAM Excellent certified, with a particular focus on reduced energy...

New Build to Suit DC Hollister in Roosendaal

Hollister, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide, has entered into a new lease contract with DC Halderberge VOF for a new 30,000 square meter distribution center, 3.560 m²  mezzanine and 1.080 m² office. The new facility will be located in a newly established industrial park Borchwerf in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, and is scheduled to open end of 2017. Hollister has engaged Groenewout to manage the project and provide advice in the subsequent project...

Bol.com wins international BREEAM Award

Bol.com has been named one of the winners of this year’s international BREEAM Awards in London, UK, on March 7. This annual awards program recognizes the most innovative and sustainable construction projects in various categories. The new Bol.com fulfillment center in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017, emerged as the winner of the ‘Industrial Buildings’ category. An expert panel of judges assessed all the submissions based on sustainability, innovation and scalability....

Role of logistics in e-commerce (Online Retailer)

The trade publication OnlineRetailer features an interview with one of our experts, Joke Vink,  about the role of logistics in e-commerce. Joke comments that, whereas they didn’t want to have anything to do with logistics a few years ago, many large e-tailers are now taking logistics into their own hands. For example, Dutch online giant Bol.com is now consciously taking steps to insource logistics and is building its own distribution center, and a similar...

Logistics challenges in e-commerce (Online Retailer)

OnlineRetailer organized a roundtable session on the topic of ‘What are the logistics challenges of e-commerce in practice?’ A group of 12 experts, including Joke Vink from Groenewout, got together around the table to provide their visions of e-commerce logistics based on their own areas of expertise. This article has been written by Roel van Gils and published in the trade publication OnlineRetailer in September 2016. To download this publication Online Retailer Round Table sept 2016...

50th Anniversary Groenewout in 2016

A wonderful milestone to be very proud of: it’s 50 years since our founder, Cor Groenewout, started the company in 1966. After a few years of operating as a traditional construction engineering firm, Groenewout was quick to shift its focus onto logistics from the mid-70s onwards – particularly to capitalize on the increasing logistics presence of American and Asian multinationals in Europe at that time. For example, Mobil Plastics took its first logistics steps...

Innovation Session on Logistics Real Estate

On 14 April Groenewout organized the latest innovation update and networking session on Logistics Real Estate in Tilburg. The program was divided into two sets of three parallel sessions, held at the Huis van de Logistiek venue in Tilburg. With more than 30 participants and featuring plenty of knowledge sharing, interactive discussions and networking, the event was a resounding success. Innovation session: Impact of e-commerce on logistics real estate Mari van Kuijk, Managing Director & Partner,...