Evaluation warehouse site for distribution purposes
Ideal Standard is the world’s largest manufacturer of bath & kitchen products. The range of products include: faucets, fixtures, whirlpools, accessories, showers and sinks. Brands include American Standard JADO, Borma, Armitage Shanks, Ceramica Dolomite, Porcher and Ideal Standard.
As part of a restructuring effort of its European supply chain, a study was needed to investigate alternatives for a currently unused manufacturing and distribution location in Neuss, Germany.
Groenewout conducted extensive site visits and formulated the logistics requirements together with Ideal Standard.
A feasibility study was performed that investigates the transformation of the site into a distribution center through renovation or demolition of all current facilities and construction of a completely new DC.
Based on evaluation of both alternatives, Groenewout provided recommendation.
- Realistic cost estimates for both brownfield renovation & greenfield construction
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.