H.J. Heinz Company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With almost 45.000 employees in around
200 countries, the company has grown into one of the largest food companies in the world. Known for its
iconic brands, Heinz produces high-quality and pure products in all those countries.
Heinz also makes many good and tasty products in Belgium. Of course under the brand Heinz but also under the brands: Kwatta, Amoy, Weight Watchers, Brinta and Roosvicee.
At the time of the study:
Due to external factors Heinz is forced to move the existing warehouse and to build a new warehouse on a greenfield location. This introduces the opportunity to investigate the potential of logistics automation.
Design an optimized logistics concept and investigate the related feasibility taking into account following requirements:
6 concept designs were made and for each design the financial feasibility was calculated.