Optimization Logistics Network

April 6, 2016 2421

Smit & Zoon was founded in 1821 by Albert Smit, Captain of the ship “De Koornzaaijer”. Originally they traded in dried codfish, salted herring and medicinal cod liver-oil and went on to expand these activities by also trading in several kinds of marine oil, vegetable oil, animal oil and proteins. Today Smit & zoon is an ISO 9001 certified supplier of leather chemicals to over 70 countries worldwide.

Today the finished products are stored at their main facility in Weesp (Amsterdam).
Due to volume growth the storage capacity is expected to become too small.
It concerns outside storage, which negatively impacts the package of the goods.

Groenewout identified and provided a business case for 3 different logistics network scenario’s:

  • Required investments
  • Operational costs (transport-, handling- and warehouse-costs) i.e. contractual rates with Logistics Service Providers
  • Construction and safety assessment
  • Logistics assessment on flexibility, lead-time etc.

The board of directors obtained a full business plan on the logistics alternatives to avoid the anticipated capacity shortage at their facilities in Weesp.

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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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