Royal De Heus chooses total solution from Groeneveld ICT Solutions
Royal De Heus, an animal nutrition producer that operates internationally, has chosen a total solution supplied by Groeneveld ICT Solutions in order to improve its vehicle fleet's logistical performance. The software solution from Groeneveld ICT Solutions enables a more efficient planning of the coordination of external transport movements from the 8 production locations of De Heus in the Netherlands to the company's customers, while also simplifying vehicle management.
De Heus organise all aspects of product transport in house. Every day, approximately 100 trucks in the green-blue livery of De Heus take to the roads. The majority of the trucks belong to the company's own vehicle fleet, however some external freight companies also handle part of the company's transport requirements. Against a background of large numbers of daily transport movements, optimum unloading address planning and good communication between the driver, the unloading address and the factories are crucial. In order to ensure that the production process and the subsequent delivery logistics run as smoothly and optimally as possible, the logistical plan has to seamlessly match the organisation's production capacity and loading capacity. The software solution from Groeneveld ICT Solutions satisfies this requirement; all trucks operated by De Heus are fitted with Groeneveld’s ATX on-board computer and the Visual Planner application is used alongside other tools in the logistical planning area. Furthermore, the state-of-the-art HT-platform makes it possible to link vehicles operated by other parties or charters to the systems of De Heus.
Erik Dijk, Transport & Logistics Manager at De Heus, comments: “We are very pleased with the complete ICT solution provided by Groeneveld ICT Solutions, which will be implemented during the next six months. This software will allow us to even more effectively match the requirements of our customers to the production and loading capacity at our manufacturing locations, and our logistical capacity. We can act faster thanks to the real-time information and good communication facilities offered by the system. As a result, we can minimise waiting times in the end-to-end logistical process”.
Integral ICT solutions
Groeneveld ICT Solutions, part of the Groeneveld Groep in Gorinchem, has substantially expanded its range of products and services in recent years, both through in-company development and via partnerships. “This has further strengthened our position as a one-stop-shop supplier of integral ICT solutions in the transport and logistics sector.
The combination of the highly successful ATX on-board computer and these new products and services has helped Groeneveld ICT Solutions to add several new major new accounts to its existing customer base.
Royal De Heus is a good example and we are sincerely proud of our achievement in winning their business”, says Ivo Kolman, Managing Director of Groeneveld ICT Solutions.