Improved logistics per location
Per location, we will also be looking at ways to make our logistics smarter and better for your convenience. For example, by deploying new electric tugs in Aalsmeer, reducing auction trolley supply points in Rijnsburg and applying FIFO in Naaldwijk.
The improvements per location are listed below.
We have purchased 25 new electric tugs for Aalsmeer. This allows us to process even more transactions per hour. The purchase of these electric tugs allows us to process 700 extra transactions per hour in Aalsmeer. We are also deploying extra staff in the distribution aisles to improve the flow of the work process as a whole.
In Rijnsburg we re-examined the supply points and the auction trolley route. By reducing the number of supply points, adjusting the route and having more empty auction trolleys in a train, the availability of empty auction trolleys on the floor will increase. We can also deliver flowers and plants to our customers more quickly through the formation of longer trains in the delivery process.
Various measures have been taken in Naaldwijk to improve the lead time. For example, we recently started working with voice-activated FIFO (first in, first out). This adjustment allows us to always remove the trolleys purchased first from the buffer during the distribution process, which improves the lead time. This also means that the products you purchased first will arrive first.
Do you want to know more?
We will soon share with you the additional improvements being implementing per location.