Quick scan conseptual design component warehouse

April 6, 2016 2518

For over 150 years Nedtrain is the specialized maintenance company for maintenance, service, cleaning and revision of rolling railway equipment. On 30 strategic railway related locations these services are executed 24/7 on the locomotives, railway carriages and coaches of their customers.

For one of their maintenance locations moving to a new physical site is a feasible option. Part of the site lay-out is the parts warehouse. Nedtrain asked Groenewout to do a quick scan and provide a second opinion on their high level parts warehouse design lay-out and concept.

A quick scan was executed providing:

  • More detailed quantification of parts warehouse concept
  • Insight in possible bottlenecks of the design
  • Quantified alternative design solutions for these bottlenecks and advice on the preferred alternatives.


  • More quantified parts warehouse concept
  • Insight in strengths and weaknesses of the chosen concept
  • Increased comfort level to continue on the selected parts warehouse lay-out and concept.
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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.

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Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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