MRP Tool

September 23, 2019 1186


The Network Services department of Ziggo NL is responsible for maintenance, repairs and new projects. It is important that the correct products and quantities are on stock in the central warehouse to support the technicians.


The Supply Chain Planning department was looking for a tool to support the inventory planners. For new products, Ziggo NL already uses an MRP tool developed by Groenewout, therefor Groenewout was asked to modify the tool for Network Services.


The SCP department started with listing a set of requirements for the tool. Together with Groenewout, the specifications for the tool were developed. After that, the tool was developed and tested.

Input for the tool are several csv files, that are automatically created by the Ziggo ERP system each night. These file contain actual stock levels, planned receipts, forecast data, historical demand data and BOM definitions.

The tool verifies the actual stock level with the forecast and expected demand based on history.

Each material is labeled red – orange – green, depending on the status.


  • Completely customized for Ziggo;
  • Graphical and visual representation of materials;
  • Flexible to do what-if scenarios.
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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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