Dennis van Steen makes a welcome return


Dennis rejoined Groenewout’s team of consultants as Director Customer Projects on 1 February 2024, after previously having worked for Groenewout from 2015 to 2023.   After obtaining a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Dennis joined a logistics service provider where he worked for large multinationals such as Amazon. Dennis is specialized in the complete process from concepting, specification, design, tender & contracting, project...

Retailoring the logistics for Perfectly Basics


https://youtu.be/dmYqsrxUd9Q An interview with Kris Aldenkamp, Facility & Warehouse Manager at Perfectly Basics Online fashion retailer Perfectly Basics was at risk of becoming the victim of its own success when it outgrew its capacity. Groenewout analyzed the existing activities and recommended improvements to future-proof both the warehouse and the logistics processes.   The rise of Perfectly Basics...

The Art of Optimizing Warehouse Design (Nekst magazine)


Nekst magazine reports activities organized by Asset | Econometrics of Tilbury University and publishes interviews with interesting econometricians like our colleague Rob Besten. In a recent interview, Rob talked about what it is like to work at Groenewout. After successfully defending his master’s thesis in Business Analytics and Operations Research at Tilburg University, Rob joined Groenewout as...

The physical store is here to stay (Online Retailer)


Belgium’s B2C e-commerce records are being broken year after year. According to the latest estimates, the country passed the €11 billion milestone in 2019, 45% of which was spent on products. The actual figures still have to be confirmed, but there is no denying that consumers take a very positive view of online shopping....

Continued investment in proven technology


Rising demand and the labor shortage are changing the face of warehouses, and the shift towards mechanization is already well underway, according to logistics consultants at Groenewout. Yet despite the robotization trend, in practice companies are still primarily investing in proven technology. Although there is much talk of warehouse robotization, our own research shows that...

Are XXL warehouses more efficient? (Link2LogisticsManagement)


As a result of the continued growth of online retail and e-commerce, it is becoming increasingly common to build an XXL warehouse – a storage facility of 40,000 m² or more. Groenewout’s Rob Wijnen  recently discussed the pros and cons in an article published in Link2LogisticsMagazine (in Dutch only), which was inspired by his contribution to...