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...

Supply Chain Review

Description Mid Ocean Brands (MOB) is one of the leading pan-European promotional product wholesalers with a wide range of products incl. pens, mugs, stationary, bags and USB sticks. The company has 11 regional sales offices in Europe and 3 warehouses, in Spain, Poland and the Netherlands, of in total 60.000 m2. More than 35 million pieces of 4.500 different items are held on stock and shipped to their 10.000+ customers. Opportunities MOB expects the role of...

European distribution network assessment

Description Horizon Hobby is an international developer, marketer and distributor of radio control (RC) hobby products, model trains and a wide range of educational, toy and other hobby products. Horizon employs nearly 700 people and sells products in more than 50 countries around the world. Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service center, are located in Champaign, Illinois. European distribution centers are located in Harlow, England and Elmshorn, Germany. Opportunities Due to an...

Feasibility Study new warehouse EMEA

Description Forever Direct is the European Distribution Center for AVA (Aloe Vera of America). AVA exclusively manufactures products for Forever Living in Texas (USA). Forever Living Products (FLP) is US-company founded in ’78. Its corporate HQ is based in Arizona (USA). FLP is today the world's largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of aloe vera, bee and nutritional products. FLP is a multi-billion dollar company with 8.5 million distributors worldwide over 125 countries. Opportunities FLP operates from...

Manage project AEO certification

Description The DSV Solutions Division is one of the leading suppliers of logistics services in Europe. With over 1,5 Million square meter warehouse capacity in Europe, over 3,500 employees and over 500 customers, DSV Solutions is able to offer small and medium sized companies, as well as multinationals, operational management of their goods flows, with distribution reaching throughout the Benelux, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Opportunities As part of continuing improving the business and developing a leading...

Lay-out facility assessment new DC production room Gorinchem

Description Domino’s Pizza one of the fastest growing franchise organization in pizza delivery in the Netherlands. In order to support their shops in the next years they decided to develop a new facility with a distribution center of 2,500m2 and the NL-office of 1,300m2. Opportunities Domino’s Pizza had selected the project developer. In November 2008 they requested us to co-design the facility, with a focus on the functionality and capacity of the production and Cold-storage for...

Feasibility Study

Description Barts is a young leading accessory brand in Europe, started out 15 years ago as one guy selling shorts on the beaches of St Tropez. From caravan, to bedroom-office to a real company with office and logistics under the same roof. Always having been a self made brand, Barts has never stopped keeping in mind the most important things in life: working is fun, but not working is just as much fun! We have...

Feasibility Study new warehouse bake-off products

Description Bakkersland wanted to combine two existing warehouses for bake-off products into one new location in Tilburg. Opportunities Assignment Groenewout was to define the optimal storage and handling methods and to develop a lay-out for the new operation. 15,000 m2 building size (new location), existing building 10,500 pallets to be stored 450 SKU-batch combinations 1,700 shipped pallets per day (peak) Solution Data analysis of the current situation with two sites: Seasonality of stock per week Seasonality of shipped / received pallets per week Mix between...

Realization consolidation support

Description Antalis decided to consolidate their operations in the Netherlands, following their acquisition of Map Merchant. We advised Map Merchant in 2007 to do so to take advantage of transport synergies, economy of scale in the warehouse operations and lowering overhead/staff. Opportunities In spring 2008 Antalis acquired an option on a plot of land in Almere and planned to go live in the summer of 2009, but they lacked a solid project plan. We proposed an...