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Feasibility study

February 19, 2021 200 Views

Description
Biobest Group (HQ in Belgium) is a global producer of biological products for pest and disease control (i.e. beneficial insects, mites and bumblebees). Growers can buy Biobest products from their 22+ subsidiaries and 120+ distributors in almost 70 countries.

Opportunities
Biobest Group wanted to expand their distribution center in Belgium in order to meet their business growth. This was a perfect opportunity to initiate a logistics master plan and to determine the optimal warehouse concept.

Solution

  • Conduct in-depth data analyses and interview sessions in order to understand operational warehouse processes, goods flows, current requirements and business drivers;
  • Determine new business requirements in terms of growth figures, new processes and activities;
  • Identify MtS and MtO items by a quadrant analysis;
  • Build a static simulation model in which several warehouse concepts are investigated in terms of warehouse processes, volumes, FTEs, CAPEX, OPEX, M² and ROI;
  • Conduct a multi-criteria analyses to determine the most interesting warehouse concept;
  • Elaborate layout scenarios for the selected concept.

Benefits

  • An objective and quantified overview of their current operations and logistical flows;
  • Detailed elaboration of several expansion scenarios and corresponding warehouse designs with pros and cons for decision-making at SteerCo/ExCo;
  • Warehouse layout for each scenario;
  • An implementation roadmap.