Feasibility study capacity mechanization

November 6, 2018 643

Description

Nederlandse Drogisterij Service B.V. (N.D.S) is a dedicated supply chain company specialized in the distribution of Healthcare products, which are distributed towards franchise drugstores from a central supply center in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

Opportunities

The N.D.S pick process is supported with a mechanized solution. This system has been operational for over 15 years. To ensure the continuation of a reliable and stable mechanized process, it was required to perform a life cycle  and  performance check of this system.

Solution

The overall state of the system was checked and analyzed and an extensive life cycle plan was drawn-up. For each group of components the impact of downtime was defined together with per component the End of life (EOL), End of support (EOS)  and the availability of local spares.

The scope included the mechanical and electrical components as well as the low level controls layer (PLC) and the high level controls layer (WCS).

For critical components, a new service interval and migration plan was drafted, together with a budget estimation. In addition a preliminary supplier selection was executed.

Benefits

  • Clear overview of the impact of downtime per component and the impact on the overall system and process;
  • Clear overview of the critical components within the mechanized solution;
  • Risk migration due to an advisory migration plan;
  • Insight in expected maintenance and service costs for a longer period due to revised maintenance plan and planned migration works.
Twitter
  • Rob Besten en Tim van Lohuizen supply chain adviseurs bij Groenewout https://t.co/C8vaaWiEov via  @Consultancy_nl  4 months ago
  • Welkom nieuwe collega's: Tim van Lohuizen en Rob Besten. Specialisaties: modelleren, operations research en logisti… https://t.co/y3nzTaydQB 5 months ago
  • Per 1 april '19 neemt Alain de rol van Managing Director over van Mari van Kuijk, die sinds 2007 deze rol vervulde.… https://t.co/eAbdd6fAMq 5 months ago
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.


Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search