Selecting and implementing new information system

April 6, 2016 672

kwikfitDescription
USN-Centuri is the distribution organization of Kwik-fit in the Netherlands and Belgium. It distributes fast moving replacement parts for automobiles directly or through its own outlets. USN-Centuri has a central warehouse and 31 regional distribution centers.

Opportunities
USN and Centuri were separate, independent companies. USN was the central warehouse supplying Centuri and the bigger outlets and customers. Centuri was the regional distribution organization supplying outlets and customers. Both organizations had their own information system. To increase delivery performance and to reduce cost, USN and Centuri integrated their organizations. To support the integrated way of working a new information system was selected and implemented.

Solution

  • Analysis of all goods and information flows
  • Design of optimal logistics concept
  • Key solution is support of dynamic assignment of orders to optimal DC, considering stock availability and transportation costs
  • Manage selection and implementation of ERP system
  • Manage implementation of Transport Planning System.

Benefits

  • Increase of order fulfillment
  • Decrease of inventory costs
  • Decrease of transportation costs
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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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