Agri business

Nutreco has initiated the global roll-out of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to further increase its cost competitiveness

Nutreco, proud member of the SHV family of companies, is a leading animal nutrition company. It has about 100 production facilities in more than 37 countries, and eight research centers. In 2021, Nutreco supplied over 9.4 million tons of animal products.

Nutreco has initiated the global roll-out of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to further increase its cost competitiveness. The company has asked Involvation to jointly design and run the kick-off / training workshops for approx. 350 stakeholders globally. Main objectives of the program are boosting understanding of the process, ensuring buy-in and laying the foundations for a successful IBP program.

Mustad digitalises the planning process

The Mustad Hoofcare Group is the world’s largest manufacturer and seller of Hoofcare products, serving the needs of farriers, horse owners and veterinarians. It is a global company with a local presence in all major markets.

In order to better manage the strong growth and increase of demand volatility, Mustad has harmonized the S&OP process together with Involvation and selected new supply chain planning software. Mustad subsequently asked Involvation to also support the implementation process.

Help with ICT integration after Denkavit and Nutrifeed acquisition

Denkavit is a leading specialist in young animal nutrition, with a particular focus on the healthy growth of veal calves, rearing calves, piglets and lambs. On 1 July 2021, Denkavit acquired the Veghel-based company Nutrifeed. With 60 years of expertise and sales activities in 65 countries worldwide, Nutrifeed produces high-quality feed for the early stages of animal growth based largely on dairy by-streams. This acquisition will enable Denkavit to further expand its global market position in young animal nutrition.

Denkavit has asked Involvation to support the ICT integration of both companies. Involvation will focus primarily on the supply chain processes such as S&OP, order processing and supply planning. Over the coming months, business analysis and gap analysis will be conducted as the basis for designing the new situation.

Optimization of planning processes at Legro

Legro is a family business specialized in substrates and casing soil. In fact, over the past four generations, it has evolved into one of the largest producers of substrates in Europe. Legro supplies to professional growers of soft fruits, mushrooms, plant raisers and retailers. In addition to its headquarters based in Helmond, the Netherlands, it has sales offices in Europe, the United States, Mexico and Australia as well as nine production locations worldwide.

Legro is continuously working on improving its products and services. To facilitate the expected company growth in the years ahead, Legro has asked Involvation to assist in further shaping and optimizing its supply chain planning organization and processes.

Optimizing the short-term planning at Bunge Loders Croklaan

Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) is a global producer and supplier of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry. Their products are used in a wide range of applications, from bakery and confectionery to culinary and infant nutrition.

For their sites in Europe, Bunge Loders Croklaan has asked Involvation to support them in improving their production scheduling process. The sites serve many customers and scheduling can become quite complex; the local characteristics of the plant also play a role in this complexity. In the coming months, Involvation consultants will cooperate closely with the project team of BLC.

Trading company Limako well prepared for more volatility

Limako Suiker BV is an international trading company that imports and exports high-quality sugar and offers every customer a tailor-made approach. However, that approach combined with the logistics operation demands a high service level.

Since the EU’s export quota system for sugar ended in 2017, the market has become more volatile. Involvation is working together with Limako and its supply chain partners to analyse the impact of various market-development scenarios: how can the company capitalize on market growth? The aim of this project is to improve the management and the agility of the end-to-end supply chain for sugar export.

Manufacturing and transport planning software for CNC

CNC is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of compost and substrates for mushroom growing. The Dutch facilities of CNC are located in Milsbeek, Moerdijk and Ammerzoden.
CNC is replacing its current enterprise software. Due to the complexity of the manufacturing and transportation planning, a specialized software solution is required. CNC has asked Involvation to assist in the selection process.

Redesign Supply Chain Concept Thesis Group

The Thesis Group is a group of companies that are active in het trade and production of products in the agricultural business. The mission is to provide growers with sustainable solutions for the growth of their crops. Hereto, Thesis offers products and advice on the application of liquid and solid fertilizers, crop control products and plant packaging. Next to that, they have a range of divers products including personal protection materials, cleaning products and tying materials.

Thesis  continuously works on improving its products and services. To facilitate the expected growth in the upcoming years, Thesis has asked Involvation to assist in improving and shaping its supply chain concept. Important attention points are the optimization of the logistics footprint, the planning processes and the organizational supply chain design.

Trading company Limako ready for growth

Limako Suiker BV is an international trading company that exports and imports high-quality sugar. Limako offers a tailor-made solution for every customer, which requires an efficient and high-service operation. For that reason, Limako Suiker decided 2 years ago to implement a new ERP software system.
In view of the abolition of the export quota system for sugar in the EU in 2017, Limako wants to prepare for growth and further optimise its business processes. Over the past months, Involvation has worked closely together with the Limako team to define the priorities and create a roadmap.The implementation of this roadmap will lead to a more real-time view on trading positions and a reduction of the workload in logistics.

S&OP process supports Denkavit’s growth

Denkavit is a leading specialist in young animal nutrition, with a particular focus on the healthy growth of veal calves, rearing calves, piglets and lambs. Denkavit has two production facilities – one in the Netherlands and one in France – as well as sales offices in Germany and Italy. From the head office in the Dutch town of Voorthuizen, Denkavit products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world. Over 60 years of knowledge and experience in the field of young animal nutrition form a solid basis for a balanced range of feed for young animals.
Denkavit invests heavily in research and development for new products and concepts and in its partnerships with suppliers and customers. The company has grown robustly over recent years. In order to facilitate this growth effectively, the supply chain management process is being further developed. Denkavit asked Involvation for help with developing and implementing the sales & operations planning (S&OP) process. As the first step in this project, the sales forecasting process is currently being set up.

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