Support by Design thinking
The project was launched In January 2017. The team had seven months to prepare everything before the opening; From the drafting of process flows to the implementation of SAP MII, including integrations with SAP ERP, SAP APO and the Conveyor Control System. “The existing, manual logistical flow had about sixty flows and that is not to be done in an automated system.” That’s why Quinso organized inspiring Design thinking sessions, combining all those loose flows and exceptions into four happy flows and an exception flow, resulting in a logistical concept that everyone was behind. This thorough preparation enabled the team to implement the solution within time and within the budget. “This part of the logistic project has not been an exciting moment”, looks back at the Gers.
Ready for High Season
Since the opening of the production facility in Ruda, the steering of the assembly line runs smoothly. The orders will automatically pass through all workstations, where the good print job with the good printing technique on the order ends. “Despite the change management, we are still in a transition,
Now we are already running more production than at our previous location, says ‘ Gers ‘. “We expect a productivity improvement of between 20 to 30% in the future.” His colleague fills in: “We could never have run the upcoming high season in our old building, but now our logistical equipment is ready for it.
Quinso: An involved no-nonsense partner
Midocean focuses on the human side of the change at the moment, because it is challenging to let eight hundred employees work differently than they have been accustomed to for years. “The involvement of Quinso emerges strongly,” says Kramer. “The consultants find it just as frustrating as we, as an employee, still try to do something manually.” “The project really felt like a team assignment,”
Where Quinso continually guided us to stay within the solution and within the scope of five flows. Not with thick reports or Ellen long presentations, but simply by doing, keeping the overview and always remain critical. With our modern production facility we are now setting the industry standard. Quinso has helped us to make that blow, and at a much broader level than just automation. We are now ready for the future. ”
Midocean is a wholesaler of promotional items. The head office is in the Dutch province of Ede, and from local sales offices in Spain, Germany, Hungary, France, Italy and the Netherlands, the organisation serves the entire European market. Since its inception in 1965, MidOcean has developed into one stop shop including design department and printing company, where the articles are provided with logos or other advertisements. The organization
Sends orders within 24 hours throughout Europe and is thus a forerunner in the market.