Redesign of product/distribution channels

April 6, 2016 2553


Polar Electro designs, manufacturers and markets wireless heart rate monitors promoting individual’s control over the exertion level of the body to improve the exercise. Polar Electro is the market leader in heart rate monitors having worldwide sales and logistics operations.

Polar Electro is using own sales offices as well as independent distributors to market their products. The strategy of Polar Electro is to strengthen sales and marketing activities to further increase the sales volumes. As part of this strategy, Polar Electro wants to develop the sales office structure and optimize the distribution network.

Together with Ernst & Young ILAS, Groenewout has analyzed different alternative distribution networks on logistics costs and on tax issues.

Two central warehouses and seven regional warehouses is determined as the optimal balance between logistics costs and tax issues. Groenewout’s benchmark databases proved that quick wins are possible for transport to the regional warehouses.


  • 5% Cost reduction in logistics costs
  • Optimal distribution network which meets the customers requirements
  • Quick wins for transport.
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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.

Extensive knowledge

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

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