Transportation benchmark

April 6, 2016 1923

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Description
AKZO Marine & Protective Coatings is the world leader in products for the protection and decoration of hulls, interiors, and superstructures for ships and yachts, aerospace coatings, protective coatings and fire retardant products for large plants and off-shore installations.

Opportunities
AKZO wanted to improve the customer service (lead-times) and reduce transportation costs of European end-customer distribution, especially in relationship to the fine-distribution in France.

Solution
The client’s logistics data in France was compared with the benchmark figures available in the Groenewout database. Their transportation costs of the logistics service provider was rated above the market average. A tender procedure was developed for a new transportation contract to France.

Benefits
Akzo Nobel gained 10% reduction of transportation costs to France and 30% additional cost savings were identified and are currently being implemented.

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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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