Calculate new warehouse for both brownfield & greenfield sites

April 6, 2016 729

Client is major manufacturer that is one of worlds largest pharmaceutical companies producing and shipping a wide range of nutritional, pharmaceutical, hospital and diagnostics products around the world.

Company decided to restructure its European supply chain in order to increase its profitability. Client needed to know the size of this new central warehouse to service northern Europe and exports to the rest of world.

A sizing and configuration study was performed for a warehouse of approximately 35.000 pallet locations, fully GDP compliant with four different temperature controlled areas, hazardous goods area and a GMP area for Value-Added activities. Various storage and picking alternatives were compared based on cost, flexibility, risk and efficiency. The study calculated the cost consequences of different sites both Brownfield and Greenfield.


  • In a four week period an optimal warehouse was configured
  • Potential operational cost savings of more than 50% were identified
  • Groenewout’s expertise in the pharmaceutical world and integrated approach supplied
  • company with a full and complete picture of costs and options.
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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.

European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.

Network design

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).

Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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