European logistics footprint strategy

September 23, 2019 185

Description

Founded in 2001, Certis Europe was created from three businesses acquired by Mitsui & Co. Ltd during the 1990’s operating in the UK, France and Netherlands. It has since grown to become a European crop protection specialist providing sales and marketing services to its suppliers alongside development and regulatory support.

Opportunities

Groenewout supported the Certis logistics team in identifying financial opportunities on the (inter-) continental inbound transport flows from suppliers, via tollers and distribution centers, to end customers.

Solution

Groenewout conducted logistics scenario simulations on the following solutions:

  • Transition from air freight to sea- and road freight;
  • Implementation of consolidated import- or export hubs;
  • Direct shipments from supplier to end customer, bypassing the distribution centers;
  • Increasing the minimum order quantities at suppliers, this creating full container shipments.

Benefits

Groenewout identified:

  • > 20% on potential costs savings on inbound transportation costs;
  • > 5% savings on outsourced storage- and handling rates following a logistics benchmark.
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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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