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Second opinion analysis investment proposal

June 22, 2021 5222 Views


ERIKS is one of the largest industrial suppliers in the world. ERIKS focusses on high end technology items for the industrial market. ERIKS has several logistic and service centers in Europe.​

ERIKS has defined a clear supply chain strategy and roadmap for 2017-2025. Based on already performed projects ERIKS has asked Groenewout to perform a second opinion analysis on the investment planned in the CDC in Halle (Germany).​

To perform this second opinion analysis several steps were taken;​

  • Site visit in CDC Halle to see the bottlenecks and potentials.​
  • Detailed analysis on stock and outbound flows.​
  • Set up different scenarios and steps going forward.​
  • Set up new layouts and Capex estimate.​
  • Advise on plan of approach.​


  • Based on the detailed analysis ERIKS has good insight in the needed investment to ensure the growth both in stock and outbound capacity going forward.​
  • Based on this second opinion analysis the investment needed was only a fraction of the original investment planned.​