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Logistics Master Plan study

Atlas Copco PTD in Hoeselt (BE) distributes spare parts for several business units of Atlas Copco. Due to growth and adding a new business unit in 2023, the current warehouse has become too small.​        Opportunities Atlas Copco would like to compare several expansion scenarios on the existing site. Also in scope is optimization of the warehouse processes, looking at different mechanization options.​ Solution Many different scenarios were developed. It became very soon  clear that mechanization was beneficial for order picking of small goods and that large goods should remain...

Operational audit | Warehouse optimization

The Rotterdam Polymer Hub (RPH) is part of the Euro-Rijn Group, which is a global logistics service provider. RPH is located at the Maasvlakte and is specialized in the storage and handling of polymer products. Opportunities RPH identified that they had reached their maximum handling capacity for incoming and outgoing trucks, while their storage utilization was relatively low. For a logistics service provider this equals missed revenues, as a large part of their business model is to rent storage services. To eliminate this...

Dynamic Simulation of Warehouse Operations​

FN Steel, HQ in the Netherlands, is a producer of untreated wire rod and drawn wire with a focus on customization for markets such as automotive, construction, tooling and engineering.  FN Steel has in-house production (pickling, annealing, drawing) and warehousing facilities.​ ​ Opportunities FN Steel was facing a tremendous business growth. In order to meet customer demand, FN Steel asked Groenewout to investigate the required warehousing capacity of their new to-be-built warehouse. After completion of the capacity study, FN Steel asked Groenewout to validate the output...

Conceptual Design for Print & Apply Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a US supplier of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software services based in Massachusetts. Thermo Fisher was formed through the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific in 2006. Annual revenue in 2021 was $39 billion. ​ Opportunities In order to meet the business forecast, ThermoFisher is continuously expanding and optimizing their warehousing and handling capacity. One of the ideas was to automate the manual packing process by implementing an End-of-Line Print & Apply solution (P&A). ThermoFisher asked Groenewout to elaborate a high-level conceptual design of the best-fitted P&A solution...

Distribution Network Study & Logistics Master Plan Belgium

Intermarché Belgium (ITM) has 78 stores in Wallonia and is growing fast. Replenishment of the stores was done via 2 distribution centers and partly directly from suppliers. The logistics operations had difficulties to keep up with the growth. During the study ITM acquired 86 stores of Mestdagh (Carrefour franchise stores) including their main warehouse.     ​ Opportunities What is the optimal supply chain footprint and warehouse infrastructure considering:​ Dry, fresh, frozen, fruit & vegetables, meat, bread​ Mechanization opportunities​ Keep current warehouse(s), expansion or greenfield​ (In)Direct transportation to stores​ ...

Warehouse Optimization

Euro-Rijn XL is a part of the Euro-Rijn Group which is a global logistics service provider and specialized in the non-food retail sector. They take care of the entire logistics process of their customers (online) retail organizations, allowing them to focus on their core business. With over 350.000 square meters of warehouses in strategic locations, they are capable of handling large logistic operations.​ Opportunities Since Euro-Rijn XL is passionate about improving their operational processes for their customers, they asked Groenewout to help...

Development of a Production Planning Tool​

Biobest is an expert in pollination and biological control. Among other things they are specialized in the production and transport of live insects and mites. These help agricultural organizations around the globe to apply effective pest control strategies. These insects are produced in Morocco and shipped to Belgium (replenishment) before they are processed, packed and distributed to the global market.    Opportunities Before insects are ready to be replenished to Biobest Belgian’s facility they must be produced in Morocco. Since it takes several months to grow the...

Replenishment Tool for SKUs with short shelf-life​

Biobest is an expert in pollination and biological control. Among other things they are specialized in the production and transport of live insects and mites. These help agricultural organizations around the globe to apply effective pest control strategies. These insects are produced in Morocco and shipped to Belgium (replenishment) before they are processed, packed and distributed to the global market.​   Opportunities As the insects leave the production facility the shelf-life is limited to a couple of days. At the same time, customers want to...

Implementation support e-fulfilment operation

Active Ants is an e-commerce fulfillment provider for webstores. Their process is supported by an AutoStore storage and picking system combined with an innovative AMR solution for internal transport and automated carton packing machines. ​ Opportunities Active Ants is realizing a Europe wide roll-out of the e-fullfilment concept as realized in Roosendaal.​ In line with the support during the initial site, Active Ants requested support for technical conceptual realization as well as project management realization. Additionally, multiple parts of the solution where re-tendered for which commercial support was...

Feasibility study warehouse / distribution

Coroos is a Dutch family business, in operation since 1957. Core competence is the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses. Products are distributed through the supermarkets of European retail partners.​ Opportunities To cope with expected future growth Coroos wanted to know how to increase storage capacity and warehouse efficiency at their production site in Kapelle in combination with the effects on the distribution model which also included their site in Geldermalsen.​ Solution The feasibility study included the following elements:​ Analyze current flows, processes and data;​ Set up several new (mechanized) logistic...