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Assessment for DC

April 06, 2016 7294 Views


Estafette is a consortium of producers, wholesale, retail and consumers) in the area of biologic-dynamic and biologic food.


The current distribution centre in Geldermalsen was primarily designed for a wholesale function for vegetables and fruit. Nowadays the dc has a combined function for wholesale as well as retail with the last one being the main flow in the dc. Apart from vegetables and food, also dairy, chilled and dry groceries are stored and handled at the dc.

The current facility does not meet requirements of the logistics operation anymore. Efficiency of flows and requirements of certain products are under pressure. Several options are investigated by Estafette such as refit of current dc, rent dc in combination with refit (if necessary) and complete greenfield.

Groenewout is asked to help with the assessment of a dc in the neighbourhood of Geldermalsen which is on the market for rent.


Logistics flow analysis of the current situation:

– Assessment of the facility and definition what elements need to be refitted


  • Logistics flow overview

  • High level lay-out including logistic flows

  • Overview of refit elements of the dc

  • Investment estimat


Groenewout supported Estafette in defining the logistics flows and the related optimal lay-out, which was also of help for the other scenario’s.

Groenewout provided valuable input for discussions with the broker (for example regarding the different temperature conditioned areas)

Overall lead time.