Building design

Description Bol.com opened its web shop on March 30, 1999. More than twenty years later bol.com has 10 million active customers in the Netherlands and Belgium and a range of more than 20 million products. Bol.com is one of the most popular web shops in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2018 bol.com realized over 2 billion turnover. At bol.com, customers find the largest selection in a large number of product categories with books & e-books in...

Warehouse process design

Description Bol.com opened its web shop on March 30, 1999. More than twenty years later bol.com has 10 million active customers in the Netherlands and Belgium and a range of more than 20 million products. Bol.com is one of the most popular web shops in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2018 bol.com realized over 2 billion turnover. At bol.com, customers find the largest selection in a large number of product categories with books & e-books in...

Support Realization Logistics Equipment

Description PartsPoint is a company specialized in sales and the distribution of automotive parts and accessories. It owns various brands and retail formulas (i.e. Brezan) in this competitive and specialized line of business. The head office and main distribution center of PartsPoint Group are located in Ede, in the Netherlands. Opportunities A redesign of the supply network (central DC, depots and shops) required a change in the central DC. Groenewout designed a new concept for small item storage...

Feasibility study warehouse

Description Bever is an outdoor retail company. They deliver to Bever stores and Ecommerce customers. Bever is part of the AS Adventure Group. Opportunities Bever has a location in Pijnacker and an outsourced operation for McTrek in Germany. The rent contract for Pijnacker is ending, the productivity and efficiency is low, the costs are high and the capacity to facilitate growth is limited. Solution To define a new greenfield design and to determine if it is worthwhile to combine...

Retrofit Feasibility Study

Description Eriks is one of the largest industrial suppliers in the world. Eriks focusses on high end technology items for the industrial market. Eriks has several logistic and service centers in the Benelux of which one in Alkmaar. Opportunities Eriks Alkmaar has not changed any processes or systems since 2005. The process is mainly paper based. Given the growth in numbers and complexity and given the planned SAP EWM implementation, Eriks has asked Groenewout to perform a...

High level feasibility warehouse automation

  Description Dentsply Sirona is a merger of Dentsply (US) and Sirona (previously Siemens, Germany).  Dentsply Sirona delivers tooth related (implants, prostethics, etc.) items to several healthcare related customers in different countries. Opportunities Dentsply Sirona is looking for a consolidated (as there are multiple BU’s served in Venlo) greenfield design for their current location with a high level investment proposal. Solution To define their new layout and logistic concept several steps were taken; Analyze current flows, processes and data Set...

Development new building support

Description stichd is a daughter company of Puma (former Dobotex) and has the European license to design, produce and sell socks and bodywear for PUMA, Tommy Hilfiger, HEAD, LEVI’s and is the trackside retail partner for Formula-1 racing. Opportunities Although stichd has moved to a new site a few years ago, further growth urged stichd to consider automation. Groenewout led the design and business case analyses, resulting in PUMA to support investing in goods-to-person technology. Groenewout supported...

Strategic logistics advice

Description Kleertjes.com is an e-company for baby and children clothing, operating from its own warehouse in Doetinchem. Due to strong organic growth, the operation has outgrown the facility. A new warehouse is required together with an improved picking process, which is to be supported by mechanization. Opportunities Kleertjes.com requested support to evaluate the planned new processes and to support designing a mechanized solution and write an RFP document and select a suitable partner to deliver and install...

Sparring partner Blue Print design

Description Active Ants is an e-commerce fulfillment provider for webstores. Their process is supported by an AutoStore storage and picking system. Active Ants stores, picks and packs the orders and arranges the shipments to the consumer for their clients. Opportunities Packing is a typically time-consuming activity within the e-fulfillment process. Active Ants requested support in the evaluation of several solutions for automated packing. Furthermore, the differences / advantages of each solution & supplier are to be compared together...

Project Management Crossdock Center

Description Neele-Vat is a Logistics Service Provider with multiple locations in Rotterdam, serving customers with storage, transportation, freight forwarding and customs administration. Opportunities Neele-Vat was granted the opportunity to set up a business case for a cross docking center on the City Terminal (ex-ECT Home). For that purpose Neele-Vat had to work with short sea operators to gain commitment to a sustainable and efficient container cross docking solution for unloading & loading of containers inside the terminal...