Define optimizal distribution structure

Description Supply chain project for an industry leader in imaging products and solutions for the digital home and digital office environments. Supply chain characteristics: short product life cycle, high value products, mainly non-European suppliers, trend towards European generic products, pan-European distribution. Opportunities European logistics department was committed to improve their supply chain in terms of performance and costs for the distribution of all products from leaving the (non)-European supplier up to the customer delivery. Solution Different alternative logistics...

Determining the optimal warehouse solution for this region

Description Overall supply chain and inventory costs in former East European countries should be minimised for all business groups of Canon Europe (business solution, consumer systems and photo/video). This should be done by determining the optimal warehouse solution for this region taking into account the SCM objectives: - Cost minimization - Inventory consolidation - Ease of transition. Opportunities Sales to former East European markets is growing rapidly and further growth is expected. The current east European structure with several...

Create supply chain management, design systems + procedures

Description Project for an industry leader in imaging products and solutions for the digital home and digital office environments. Supply chain characteristics: short product life cycle, high value products, mainly non-European suppliers, trend towards European generic products, pan-European distribution. Opportunities Groenewout supported client in the determination of the optimal pan-European supply chain. By implementing the optimal concept, client is able to decrease the annual operational supply chain costs with 25+%. Solution The optimal supply chain concept significantly differed...

Supply chain footprint and organizational optimization

Description Bio-Rad is a US based worldwide manufacturer of life science products and clinical diagnostics. The European supply chain consists of multiple regional logistics centers and manufacturing sites. Opportunities The European logistics department was committed to improve their supply chain by improving the management control in their European supply chain, maximizing customer service and minimizing costs. Solution A detailed analysis of the existing supply chain set-up was conducted. This provided a critical overview of the current supply chain...

EDC compliant with rules & state-of-the-art security system

  Description Avnet with sales of $12.8 billion is one of the largest distributors of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components and computer products. Opportunities Avnet’s rapid expansion in Europe as a wholesaler for electronic components resulted in a scattered operation with warehouses at numerous locations. Avnet wanted to centralize all warehouses into a European Distribution Center (EDC) to improve the service level to customers. Solution Groenewout preformed the following: Analysis of all good flows to and from the...

Redesign checking & packing process

Description The company involved in this assignment is one of the world's largest biotechnology companies, using science and innovation to drive its business. Opportunities Groenewout was asked to do a check on the possible redesign of the Pick & Pack area. The check was done to maximize productivity and capacity given an increase in direct orders and the in house positioning of external forwarder shipping processes. Solution A study is performed to redesign the checking & packing process....

Execute a technical and logistic-commercial due diligence

Description Altera Vastgoed NV is an investment company for real estate properties with a strict sectorial approach. The four sectors the pension funds can participate in are: Residential, commercial shopping, commercial office and commercial logistic. Within the sector commercial logistic the focus lies on distribution centers and small area multi-tennant buildings. Opportunities Altera Vastgoed had the intention to buy a distribution center of 20,000 m2 in Breda, The Netherlands. Altera asked Groenewout to execute a technical...

Logistic due diligence part real estate acquisition decision

Description Altera Vastgoed NV is an investment company for real estate properties with a strict sectorial approach. The four sectors the pension funds can participate in are: residential, commercial shopping, commercial office and commercial logistic. Within the sector commercial logistic the focus lies on distribution centers and small area multitennant buildings. Opportunities Altera Vastgoed had the intention to buy a distribution center. Altera Vastgoed asked Groenewout to execute a technical and logistic-commercial due diligence as part...

RFQ Assistance for warehouse relocation

Description Alcon, a daughter company of Nestlé, is a $3.4 billion global pharmaceutical company that sells its eye care products in more than 180 countries. Opportunities Groenewout supported Alcon with the relocation of the Barcelona warehouse, through local Spanish project management. Solution The following project milestones were delivered by Groenewout: Data collection and validation Program of Requirements on the new building / location Find potential locations / buildings Tendering Evaluation / location analysis Negotiation support.   Alcon found a suitable building within time & budget Through local...

Development of Activity Based Costing Model

Description AkzoNobel Car Refinishes is a world leader in coatings for car repair and commercial vehicles. The International Distribution Center (IDC) of AkzoNobel Car Refinishes is located on the site in Sassenheim. Opportunities The IDC is serving the global market. The volume split between EMEA (=Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the rest of the world is 75/25. Cost is allocated to the customers via an allocation process which uses an Activity Based Cost model to: To determine...