Executive Assistant Angélique Nooijen, who is based at Vepak’s Menhirweg site, has one of the most dynamic jobs going at our company – one where flexibility is the name of the game. And if that isn’t enough, this talented all-rounder is also involved in marketing communications. To find out just what Angélique gets up to on a typical workday, we tagged along with her for an entire day.
Bakker logistics and Vetipak: a good match
Making the difference together. With Bakker logistics we joined forces already for years. What makes this cooperation the good match? Serge van der Donk (Manager Sales & Key Accounts at Bakker Logistics) and Joergen Pleijte (Business Development Manager at Vetipak) catch you up:
“Our collaboration already started in 2015” Joergen says. “We did this with a simple but clear goal: adding value for our customers. And that’s what we still do today.
Serge adds. “Co-creation in the supply chain: that’s how we can describe our partnership the best. Together we can offer our customers co-packing at the latest moment and on different temperature zones. This brings our joint customers a lot of flexibility.
Specialist in the food sector
As a specialialist in the food Sector Bakker Logistics is one of the largest Logistic servicer providers in the Netherlands. The company has a fine meshed distribution network, creates all possibile inhouse co-packing solutions and offers storages in various temperature zones. Next tot that the company is member of the European Food Network which garantees cooled and conditioned transport within short lead times all over Europe
Furthermore Bakker Logistics has the status of “Shared Fresh Center” as a service provider of Albert Heijn, Serge says. “We expanded our services in Vender Management inventory. This in combination with the available storage capacity and flexibility opened the routes for a further growth and development of the assortments”.
“Our control management sytem also offers suppliers accurate information about expected sales, stockposition and deviations”, mentions Serge. “We can process the right number of items at the right moment accurately. This means a better availability in the stores, more freshness and less loss of product."
“A better availability in the stores, more freshness and less loss of product”
Cobbler, stick to your last. This saying is widely embraced at both Bakker Logistics and Vetipak according to Joergen. “Bakker focusses on warehousing and distribution, we concentrate on co-packing. Two totally different worlds that can’t go without each other”.
“The secret or our success always starts with a joint approach, often already at a preliminary stage. To optimize the offer for our customer we always look for an end to end solution.
This joint approach offers our customers all the benefits of in house co-packing and beyond, says Serge: “Together we offer our customers a great proposition, Serge explains: take our full service concept. We offer the knowledge of the experienced packaging technologists of Vetipak and give the customer the option to outsource a part of it’s packaging development process. Or our smartshuttle-service, giving easy acess to the Vetipak co-manufacturing sites. We also look at sustainable mobility solutions, for example by smartly reducing the flow of goods. From all perspectives we are a good match!”
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