EstablishedHaaften, Waddinxveen, Zoetermeer and Soesterberg
SpecialisationWarehousing and distribution of Food, Beverage & Retail
Nedcargo specialises in the storage and distribution of various A-brands in Food, Beverages and Retail. Think of customers such as Heineken and Remia. Nedcargo operates from various branches, employing more than 800 people. With a storage capacity of more than 235,000 m², Nedcargo supplies more than 25,000 addresses annually. One of the departments of Nedcargo Logistics is the VAS department, where the possibilities are numerous. VAS stands for Value Added Services. At the VAS, displays and other packaging are put together and filled. Stickers are also applied to products and more of this type of handling service.
We lacked a grip on our planning
We speak with Lars Vreeswijk, Operations Manager VAS, to explain the choice for vPlan. "To have some control over our planning, we used several separate lists in Excel. We then decided to purchase Exact Online for the registration of the work assignments. But we still lacked a grip on our planning. The list of work orders was rather cluttered, mainly because it was not visual. It cost us a lot of manual overtyping and it was not clear which order had the highest priority. As a result, the work was not always carried out in the right order. All in all, we did not plan and work efficiently enough".
"Thanks to the flexibility and visual overview of vPlan, everyone knows what needs to be done."
With vPlan we can manage four branches
"Via our Exact Online partner Auxil, we came into contact with vPlan", continues Lars' story. "We were able to switch quickly with vPlan and as a result, we quickly got a good picture of the product. vPlan is quick and easy to integrate with Exact Online. The planning of vPlan is very visual and gives us an overview. It was also possible to plan four branches centrally in vPlan. The implementation was clear and we were able to set it up quickly".
Production times are reduced by vPlan
Nedcargo has been working with vPlan for almost one year now. We discuss the impact and results of vPlan for Nedcargo. "We started vPlan at our location in Haaften. We wanted to gain experience with vPlan and then have vPlan used for our other three locations," says Lars. "We are pleased that we no longer have to carry out the planning using clumsy and time-consuming Excel sheets. Work orders from Exact Online automatically come into vPlan. Thanks to the flexibility and visual overview, everyone knows what needs to be done and when. This ensures shorter turnaround times. Production times are reduced because the correct capacity is scheduled on the orders. All in all an enormous efficiency boost for our VAS department".
What is your experience with support?
"We have had good experiences. Support thinks in a solution-oriented way and we always get a quick answer. Many other companies can still learn from this", concludes Lars.
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