Tracking & tracing system compliant with GFL

Description Akzo Nobel Salt is one of the world's leading salt specialists, supplying high-quality products for all applications. Akzo Nobel Salt is an independent business unit. Products are found in Food-processing, consumer, agriculture, de-icing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Opportunities As from January 1, 2005, the BU Salt is obliged to have the ability to track & trace products for food and consumer-products. According to the General Food Law (GFL) one must be able to define the origin...

Solution high increase in product throughput and storage

Description Akzo Nobel Salt is one of the world's leading salt specialists, supplying high-quality products for all applications. Akzo Nobel Salt is an independent business unit of Akzo Nobel. Opportunities Akzo Nobel Salt was confronted with a high increase in product throughput and storage. Therefore the storage utilization in the existing warehouse in Hengelo, The Netherlands, needed to be optimized. Solution After analyzing stock volumes, the most optimal storage methods for various article groups are calculated. The required...

Transportation benchmark

Description AKZO Marine & Protective Coatings is the world leader in products for the protection and decoration of hulls, interiors, and superstructures for ships and yachts, aerospace coatings, protective coatings and fire retardant products for large plants and off-shore installations. Opportunities AKZO wanted to improve the customer service (lead-times) and reduce transportation costs of European end-customer distribution, especially in relationship to the fine-distribution in France. Solution The client’s logistics data in France was compared with the benchmark figures...

DC compliant hazardous materials regulations

Description Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes is a world leader in coatings for car repair and commercial vehicles. The Dutch sales division of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes sells paints to auto body shops and makers of commercial vehicles such as trailers or buses. Opportunities Distribution was spread around several different locations: Heerenveen, Zwolle, Almelo and Arnhem. Paints were prepared for shipment to a wide range of end users from deco painting companies and yacht builders to “DIY”...

Blue printlay-out Abbott Laboratories Zwolle

Description Abbott Laboratories B.V. has a central production facility in Zwolle. In this facility nutritionals are produced, prepared and packed. The nutritionals, distinguished in powders and liquids, are packed in cans, plastic bottles and tetra packs. Opportunities Abbott wanted to develop a master plan that defined a Blue Print for the site in Zwolle for five years ahead. This Blue Print will consist of a lay-out plan defining where functional areas for production, logistics and facilities...

Location pharma EDC for brownfield & greenfield alternatives

Description Abbott is one of worlds largest pharmaceutical companies producing and shipping a wide range of nutritional, pharmaceutical, hospital and diagnostics products around the world. Opportunities Abbott decided to restructure its European supply chain in order to increase its profitability. Abbott wanted to locate the new central warehouse in the Benelux area to service the UK, Germany, the Benelux, Scandinavia and export to the rest of World. Solution A location study was performed for a site of approx. 50.000 m2....

Calculate new warehouse for both brownfield & greenfield sites

Description Client is major manufacturer that is one of worlds largest pharmaceutical companies producing and shipping a wide range of nutritional, pharmaceutical, hospital and diagnostics products around the world. Opportunities Company decided to restructure its European supply chain in order to increase its profitability. Client needed to know the size of this new central warehouse to service northern Europe and exports to the rest of world. Solution A sizing and configuration study was performed for a warehouse of...

Quick scan

Description 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 they are an ISO 9001 certified supplier of leather chemicals to over 70 countries worldwide. Opportunities Smit & Zoon are growing consistently and the...

Support on a project developer contract for a new DC in Germany

Description Since 2008, Corporate Express is part of Staples - the world's largest supplier of office products. The company dedicates itself to taking service in the office supplies market to the next level. From their 350 locations in 21 countries, they provide their customers with a single source for all their business supplies, making it possible for them to focus more time, energy and resources on their core business. Opportunities Corporate Express ran their German logistics...

Define optimal working processes and lay-out for order pick area.

Description For a customer in a frozen warehouse, Kloosterboer is asked to set up an order pick area for picking of cases. The frozen warehouse is fully automated with full pallets in and full pallets out. Order picking will be done manually in a dedicated area. Replenishments to this area are done from the automated high-bay. Opportunities Groenewout was asked to define the optimal working processes and lay-out for the order pick area. 1,800 m2 total area...