Monsanto (part of Bayer Monsanto) is an agricultural company helping farmers, large and small, grow food more sustainably. From seed to software, to fiber and fuel, they are developing tools to help growers protect natural resources while providing nourishment to the world.
Monsanto was building a new production facility in the village of Pochuiky. The plant will produce bags of corn seeds and will have a +20.000m2 warehouse to facilitate the logistics activities related to production. Monsanto wanted to have a second opinion on the warehouse layout.
Due to the seasonality the focus was to first maximize the storage capacity and secondly optimize the process looking at required FTE and equipment. Several layout options were reviewed together with Monsanto. Several block stack options with different row depts were calculated. In addition, some options with racking were also validated.
Regarding the movements several types of equipment were reviewed in combination with the number pallets moved simultaneously.
- Maximized storage capacity for the warehouse.
- Insight in FTE and equipment options on short and long term.
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.