Security blueprint for European warehouses

April 6, 2016 2396


Tech Data, founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 110th on the FORTUNE 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 90,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Their European Headquarters is located in Germany and warehouses are found in most European countries.

Tech Data was in the process of consolidating the warehouse operations in the Nordic countries with the realization of a Nordics Warehouse in the Stockholm area. In order to come to a European wide warehouse security concept a European security blueprint needed to be developed and to be implemented in the Nordics project. Tech Data’s Loss Prevention & Security officer EMEA was looking for a right hand who could manage and take care of the blueprint design and the complete Nordic security project.

In close cooperation Tech Data and Groenewout developed a European security concept applicable for all warehouses. Apart from the organizational and procedural measures, the main elements of the hardware of the security system were the CCTV system, access control and burglar protection installation.

A European warehouse security blueprint based on the strategic development of logistic operations, facility design and specific nature of inventory. This security blueprint will be used to align all existing and newly build warehouses of Tech Data in Europe.
The pilot implementation for the Nordic warehouse covered all elements of the concept including organizational / procedural measures; building and installation were within budget and planning.

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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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