Distribution Footprint Strategy
During the Inspiration Session on 27 June 2017, 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 overview of the project activities, pitfalls and planning during such a procedure.
Alain then took a closer look at the primary decision-making factors and how they can be developed into a financially sound and qualitative business case as the basis for a well-considered strategic decision. Last but not least, he touched on how the structure of the logistics organization, and in particular inventory management, should support the new footprint.
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.