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    Optimize Collaboration Among Retail Subsidiaries

    September 18, 2023

    Company Cooperation with focus on health Active on Dutch market  After a number of acquisitions, different purchasing conditions are used within the company Situation  To optimize collaboration among [...]

  • Implementatie Quick Wins in Food fabriek

    Reduction in direct labor costs through implementation of Quick Wins in food factory

    July 4, 2023

    Company Family business in production and delivery of vegetables and fruit Active in retail, food services, wholesale and catering Worldwide network of growers and suppliers Several production locations in [...]

  • Professionalisering Marketing & Sales afdeling zoetwaren producent

    Professionalisation Marketing & Sales department of confectionary producer

    June 21, 2023

    Company Family business in the production of confectionery Production for FMCG A-brands and PL retail Worldwide network of distributors Production in the Netherlands Situation In a very demanding [...]

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    Translation of the company’s ambition to an embraced commercial plan

    June 19, 2023

    Company Rapidly growing customers demand commercial focus and a more professional sales approach. Situation Family business in the production of confectionery Production for FMCG A-brands and PL retail [...]

  • Een duurzame toekomst voor een groothandel in bouwmaterialen

    A sustainable future for a wholesaler of building materials

    February 13, 2023

    Company Cash & carry wholesaler of building materials, with professionals in the construction industry as main target group. Franchise organization, with more than 50 outlets and an online channel. [...]

  • Implementatie RELEX F&R voor Nederlandse supermarkt coöperatie

    Implementation of RELEX as a new Forecasting & Replenishment tool for stores and DCs

    February 3, 2023

    Company Dutch supermarket cooperation with ± 400 stores. Situation Gwynt was asked if we could support the implementation of RELEX as a new Forecasting & Replenishment tool for [...]

  • Creëer een veilige, efficiënte en toekomstbestendige mens, machine en materiaalstroom

    Create a safe, efficient and futureproof goods-, people- and equipment flow

    February 3, 2023

    Company The client is an international Food & Beverage company Situation The production of dairy cultures on their site in the Netherlands is foreseen to double in the [...]

  • Opstellen Operations blueprint

    Review Operations blueprint for industrial packaging manufacturer

    February 3, 2023

    Company The client designs and produces industrial packaging for the high-tech and traditional manufacturing industry Situation The high-tech market (including ASML) shows a doubling in size from 2022 [...]

  • Gwynt is een ervaren adviesbureau voor familiebedrijven

    Focus on family businesses

    January 26, 2023

    Last year, Gwynt once again realized its growth ambitions and was able to support 22 large family businesses in the Benelux. Companies active in the manufacturing industry, food industry, wholesale, [...]

  • Design a European logistics footprint

    January 13, 2023

    Company The client is providing complete fixing solutions for any size of building project. They offer a wide range of infrastructure and installation products for residential and commercial construction [...]

  • Quality improvement for an e-bike company

    November 1, 2022

    Company The company was founded 10 years ago and is fully dedicated to the manufacturing and sales of electric bikes. The company had grown strongly, but a solid base [...]

  • Strategy development and implementation for global 1st tier high-tech contract manufacturer

    October 20, 2022

    Company The company is a Dutch family business and a so-called first-tier contract manufacturer that is active in the high-tech industry for more than 75 years. The company specializes [...]

  • Strategy development for a (B2B/B2C) market leader in building materials

    September 23, 2022

    Company Market leader with a wide range of products and services for construction, renovation and DIY. A family business and a professional player in cash & carry megastores for both [...]

  • Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen about collaboration with Gwynt

    Growth and sustainability: connecting threads that run through Lensli’s strategy development.

    September 14, 2022

    Company As a cooperative, Horticoop has been working on a healthy future for horticulture for almost 120 years. They do this this together with its members [...]

  • Definitie, implementatie en borging van standaard Supply Chain Planning processen door motiverende trainingen en challenges

    Defining, implementing and embedding standardized Supply Chain Planning processes by motivating trainings and challenges.

    September 6, 2022

    Company Fast growing non-food discounter in Europe, offering an always changing variety of approx. 6,000 products in more than 2,100 stores. The stores attract more than 12 million customers [...]

  • Translation of retail strategy towards an agile sales organisation

    September 6, 2022

    Company Dutch family-owned retailer with international presence. The focus is to grow in a consolidating market through an “omnichannel strategy” and improve sales in current- and new stores, maybe [...]

  • Support a large logistics service provider with the implementation of a new strategy and organization

    June 6, 2022

    Company Organization 4th generation logistics service provider with business across Europe. Focussing on creating unconventional logistics products and develop intelligent systems and processes, with continuous innovation to stay ahead [...]

  • Framework for complexity reduction at a food producer

    March 6, 2022

    Company A-brand and PL food producer, with a large network of factories in Europe. Active in the Benelux for food retail and food service customers. Situation A growing variety [...]

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    Market research in Belgium for a formula in building materials

    January 27, 2022

    Company Fast-growing franchise formula in building materials aimed at professionals with a healthy return and a unique and successful proposition. Situation With a view to further growth this client [...]

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    Develop new strategic end markets for diversified growth

    January 27, 2022

    Company  4th generation logistics service provider with business across Europe. Focussing on creating unconventional logistics products and develop intelligent systems and processes, with continuous innovation to stay ahead of the curve and solve the latest challenges in logistics.  [...]

  • Gamechangerz in Food Sustainability 2021

    Gamechangerz in Food “Sustainable impact”

    January 10, 2022

    How do food companies make a sustainable impact? That was the question facing us during one of Gwynt’s recent Gamechangerz events with global market researchers GfK and fruit and [...]

  • GameChangerz in Food – Plant-Based

    September 28, 2021

    In 2020, Gwynt organized an Gamechangers event together with GfK and Jan Zandbergen to discuss the new level of ambition in plant-based. Now that plant-based is conquering the world, more [...]

  • Towards a new fulfilment platform for a value-retailer in personal care and pharma

    September 21, 2021

    Company Our customer is a fastgrowing retailer in personal care, drugstores and pharmacy. The CEO-owner was elected entrepreneur of the year 2019 in his home-own country. The company has [...]

  • Business Case Strategieontwikkeling en implementatie

    Market research in Belgium and selection potential store locations for Dutch retailer

    July 10, 2021

    Company 3rd generation family business with 20 own furniture stores mainly in the Netherlands and a few in Belgium. Furniture is designed and produced in-house. Situation The entrepreneur [...]

  • Robust business case for takeover of a cold store

    June 7, 2021

    Company Our client is a global player in the potato processing industry that supplies both frozen and fresh products to retail and food service. Situation One of their strategic [...]

  • Strategy adjustment for next growth curve

    June 7, 2021

    Company Dutch FMCG distributor- and PL developer in mostly fresh products. Supplier to various food retailers and food service companies. Enormous growth in turnover and volume has been achieved [...]

  • Recalibrate strategy and organisation of Schouten Europe

    April 20, 2021

    CompanySchouten Europe is a Dutch family owned pioneer and innovator of plant-based products in more than 50 countries worldwide.SituationThe challenge was to prepare the organization for [...]

  • Operational Excellence implementation at a juice processing company

    March 15, 2021

    Company The client is Europe's largest intermodal logistics service provider of liquid food in bulk, with a production location for processing juices. Situation At this production location, productivity was [...]

  • Reducing material losses at a food producer

    March 15, 2021

    Company Our client is a company that specializes in chilled ready meals and components. Situation The company did have a good control over their labour costs, material losses however [...]

  • How will my formula remain relevant?

    March 9, 2021

    Ask yourself the following question? Is your formula future-proof? Curious? Then contact us via the Futureproof Formula Scan. Retail is also confronted with radically changing consumer behavior due to [...]

  • Harmonization and optimization NPD process of food producer

    January 26, 2021

    Company A-brand and PL food producer, with a large network of factories in Europe. Active in the Benelux with a total of 6 own factories and main supplier of [...]

  • Optimization of the organizational structure of a food producer

    January 26, 2021

    Company Large Dutch food producer, wide range of fresh products. A strategic supplier to various retailers and food service companies. Enormous growth in turnover and volume has been achieved [...]

  • Advice for centralized logistics and order-to-cash activities for a food producer

    November 2, 2020

    Company A successful player in food with year-in-year-out excellent financial results, market perception, innovations and appealing brands. Situation The organization consists of several operating companies. These have always been [...]

  • Strategic investigation of different transport management options for a global leader in temperature-controlled logistics

    October 12, 2020

    Company The client is a global leader in warehousing and value-added temperature-controlled logistics and is offering services to global A-brands, private label producers and food retailers. The group turnover [...]

  • Options towards a more responsive and efficient logistics footprint for a leading food retailer

    July 17, 2020

    Company Family owned company and top 5 global player in contract logistics. Provides storage, order picking, value added logistics activities and transport to >200 owned and franchised outlets of [...]

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    Optimisation of commercial organisation for a FMCG specialist

    April 11, 2020

    Company Dutch FMCG specialist, fast growing and internationally active. Specialised in sourcing, developing and distributing concepts for supermarkets, discount stores, DIY stores and department stores in Europe. Situation Due [...]

  • Recalibrate strategy and organisation of innovative food producer

    April 7, 2020

    Company Dutch family owned supplier of fresh food, fastgrowing and international presence. Specialised in the development, sourcing and distribution of concepts in different sales channels. This implies working for [...]

  • Quality improvement for an e-bike company

    March 5, 2020

    Company The company was founded 10 years ago and is fully dedicated to the manufacturing and sales of electric bikes. The company had grown strongly, but a solid base [...]

  • Mutualisation of the supply chain of three family owned food retail formats

    January 17, 2020

    Company European family owned retail company with >10 formats and >9 billion Euro turnover. Currently serving the Belgian food retail market with 2 fully independent formats with > 1 [...]

  • Program management for the integration of a retail formula in an existing operation

    September 11, 2019

    Company Dutch FMCG specialist, fast growing and internationally active. Specialised in sourcing, developing and distributing concepts for supermarkets, discount stores, DIY stores and department stores in Europe. Situation As [...]

  • Development of warehouse capacity model for FMCG specialist

    August 30, 2019

    Company Dutch FMCG specialist, fast growing and internationally active. Specialized in sourcing, developing and distributing concepts for supermarkets, discount stores, DIY shops and department stores in Europe. Situation The growth [...]

  • Implementation of S&OP at international manufacturer and wholesaler of technical installation materials

    August 19, 2019

    Company International wholesaler and producer of infrastructure and installation materials with its own branches and sales offices in various countries. Family business since its foundation in 1942 and managed by [...]

  • Transformation strategy for a Cash & Carry building materials wholesealer towards an omnichannel player

    July 24, 2019

    Company Our client is a cash & carry format focused on freelance professionals with a turnover of more than 200 million euros. A franchise-formula, managed by 4 franchise-takers and [...]

  • Implementing a new global distribution policy to boost growth of market leader in starch production

    July 16, 2019

    Company A global leader (Europe #1) in starch production and specialties. Leading manufacturer with more than 25 industrial sites and a turnover of 3,5 billion euros. French family owned [...]

  • Development and implementation of automatic store replenishment for a large Food retailer

    June 27, 2019

    Company International franchise supermarket chain with locations in 48 countries with combined sales of over 36 billion. Situation The organisation is rapidly developing into a “multi format” retailer in [...]

  • WMS implementation in large-scale mechanised e-fulfilment organisation

    June 19, 2019

    Company Dutch top 5 e-tailer with over € 500 million turnover with a clear growth ambition. This led to the need to redesign the existing warehouse automation to a [...]

  • Empowering and renewal of the service organisation of a cash & carry building materials retailer

    May 21, 2019

    Company Our client is a cash & carry format focused on freelance professionals with a turnover of more than 200 million euros. A franchise-formula, managed by 4 franchise-takers and [...]

  • Increasing service levels through portfolio optimisation for global glass manufacturer

    May 21, 2019

    Company Industrial glass manufacturer that supplies glass worldwide to automotive, industrial and construction projects. Total 18,000 employees across North America, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia with an [...]

  • Strategy towards a robust positioning within the stevedoring and value-chain of conditioned food

    April 8, 2019

    Company An internationally family owned company specialised in termperature controlled logistics, with a strong position at food producers and at harbour locations. Our client has succeeded to make the [...]

  • Greenfield Design of a logistics centre for a $2 billion investment in a chemical complex in Kazakhstan

    April 8, 2019

    Company Our client is an innovation leader within the polymer industry and intends to set-up a joint-venture with a polymer producer in Kazakhstan to convert natural gas into plastics [...]

  • Reduction of complexity for a frozen snack manufacturer

    March 22, 2019

    Company Largest (frozen) snack manufacturer in the Netherlands with various factories all over the Netherlands. Produces both private label and various A-brands within the frozen snacks. Situation An interplay of [...]

  • New format development for food retailer with two formats

    March 20, 2019

    Company Dutch family-owned business with two supermarket formats, one A-brand discount format and one full-service supermarket format, with a turnover of more than 3 billion euros. Situation The food [...]

  • Professionalisation of the planning department at a food producer

    March 20, 2019

    Company Belgium producer and market leader of salad spreads and cold sauces. Part of a Dutch food concern but originally a family owned company which is still noticeable in the [...]

  • Strategic transition roadmap for succession within an international family-owned company in high pressure vessels

    December 20, 2018

    Company An international group of companies producing high pressure (cryogenic) vessels for the oil and gas industry. The group owns production sites in The Netherlands, Bangkok and Dubai and [...]

  • Set the standard for medical grade products for a polystyrene producer

    September 27, 2018

    Company A leading global producer of polystyrene and ABS with multiple European plants. New private equity owned company established after a number of carve-outs from petrochemical producers. Multiple plants [...]

  • Bottleneck Simulation Study and Capex Plan for the on-site logistics of a large chemical plant

    August 25, 2018

    Company One of the leading and most innovative European chemical manufacturers producing polyethylene and major suppliers to the automotive, packaging and wire and cable sectors. Gwynt is working as [...]

  • Employee motivation and activation program for an expert in payment solutions

    August 18, 2018

    Company A family business specialising in complete end-to-end solutions for electronic payments. Active in 15 countries in Europe. Situation One of the strategic objectives is to be operate as [...]

  • Optimise (on site) logistics and distribution

    July 8, 2018

    Company Listed global player in specialty food ingredients with production on 3 continents. Ingredients are subject to GHS regulations and require strict production, storage and transport conditions. Due to [...]

  • Employee motivation and activation program for a large hospital

    July 5, 2018

    Company Large hospital with 3 locations in The Hague. More than 3500 employees and around 320 medical specialists work here. The hospital stands for care, innovation and cooperation. Patient-friendliness [...]

  • Business process redesign program for achieving significant growth at an international food producer

    April 8, 2018

    Company An internationally operating family business with a strong specialist position in the development and production of margarines, sauces, salads and bakery products. Both brand and private label products [...]

  • Global logistics network and inventory optimisation for naphtenics producer results in more than 20 million euros in savings

    October 18, 2015

    Company A Swedish and leading global manufacturer of natphtenic specialty oils (NSP), transformer oils and bitumen products with 3 refineries, 3 hubs and 26 tankdepots worldwide and strong growth ambitions. [...]

  • Redesign specials proces

    April 1, 2019

    Company A family company and producer of operator cabins—both standard and customised (special)—for crane operators. It has a great deal of engineering knowledge and project management experience, since each [...]

  • Strategy development of market leader in mobility

    January 23, 2019

    Company A fast-growing purchasing and retail organisation in mobility. It is the market leader, and it has a large international dealer network, several formulas and its own web shops. [...]

  • An organisation for the future

    January 8, 2019

    Company A successful second-generation family company in manufacturing that makes components for the piloting of sea-going vessels. These components are used in the company’s own-brand products and in OEM [...]

  • Re-assess business strategy and organisation structure

    November 26, 2018

    Company Fast-growing, second-generation family company in manufacturing that, in recent years, has moved from a producer of components to a producer and assembly partner of sub-assemblies for the automotive [...]

  • Ambitious growth based on autonomy and innovation

    November 5, 2018

    Company Fast-growing, second-generation family company in FMCG. It has a strong brand, an international presence and its own production facility. It focuses on design-orientated products based on injection moulding [...]

  • Transition roadmap to secure succession in a family company

    October 20, 2018

    Company An international group of companies that produces high-pressure containers and cryogenic barrels for the oil and gas industry. It has production locations in the Netherlands, Bangkok and Dubai. [...]

  • Measures for improving sales and profit

    June 17, 2018

    Company A retailer with six large shops and a web shop that processes domestic and cross-border orders and generates a sizeable part of the turnover. The company sells its [...]

  • Gwynt Restructuring helps family business with revenue growth and performance improvement

    August 21, 2017

    Company At the request of the special credits department of a large bank, the restructuring specialists of Gwynt have performed a quick scan at a European supplier of [...]

  • Global logistics network assessment and optimisation

    August 21, 2017

    Rationalisatie van het distributienetwerk voor transformatorolie

  • Building a high-performance and cost-effective organization

    August 21, 2017

    Creatie van een high-performance en kosteneffectieve organisatie

  • 6 principles for operational excellence

    August 15, 2017

    How to build even better performing Retail organisations Introduction If you type ‘Excellence’ at Amazon, you will get more than 21,000 books. Behind all that overkill of models, roadmaps [...]

  • Leading business transformation

    August 15, 2017

    How to drive implementation and sustain business improvement Introduction As management consultants, we often hear from leaders that their change programs somehow got stuck. Often they know what they [...]

  • Leading people, leading change

    August 15, 2017

    The importance of managing the people side of change Introduction Change occurs when people’s minds, hearts and actions are set to purpose. The cornerstone of creating improvement is individuals [...]

  • Getting the right balance between entrepreneurship and professionalisation

    August 15, 2017

    Summary of previous article: the core of professionalisation Professionalisation is a container term which has no simple definition. Likewise, the term 'professional management' is unclear. Despite this, many [...]

  • New central DC and WMS for non-food retailer in just 8 months

    March 24, 2017

    Opstart nieuwe centraal DC en WMS voor non-food retailer binnen 8 maanden

  • Preparing for organisational growth by re-designing core processes and creating a new organisational structure

    March 23, 2017

    The company A successful Dutch family business that sells furniture and home accessories through wholesalers (500+ sale points worldwide) and its own retail shops (20+). This company has managed to [...]

  • Developing a strategy and organisational blueprint for a fast-growing cosmetics retailer

    March 23, 2017

    The company An international retailer in cosmetics that had experienced explosive growth in the first 12 years of its existence. Despite growing from one to 220 shops—worldwide—in such as short [...]

  • Formulating an e-business strategy for a global polyolefins producer

    January 9, 2015

    The company A multinational in chemicals & plastics and a top-three producer in the consolidated industry market. This large company, which has a turnover of over €7 billion, supplies several [...]

  • Underpinning operational excellence for a world player in agrochemicals

    January 9, 2011

    A top-three world player in agrochemicals and seed breeding. This company produces more than one billion young plants a year, handles 60,000 production orders annually, and offers a complete make-to-order [...]

  • Culture of excellence

    December 31, 2009

    Culture of excellence