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DAVINC3I: Towards Collaborative Responsive Logistics Networks in Floriculture

  • Jack G. A. J. van der Vorst
  • Robert Ossevoort
  • Marlies de Keizer
  • Tom van Woensel
  • Cor N. Verdouw
  • Edwin Wenink
  • Rob Koppes
  • Robbert van Willegen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Abstract

Today most flowers physically pass through the Dutch auction houses on their fixed routes from growers located all over the world to European customers. Physical presence is necessary to allow for inspection, quality control and break-bulk activities. Several developments, such as increased internationalization and virtualization, stimulate the sector to develop an efficient European hub distribution network, in which cut flowers, plants and other products are delivered to detail, retail and e-tail (i.e. webshop) customers using different logistics concepts. The DaVinc3i project has had the objective to strengthen the international leading competitive position of the Dutch horticulture sector in a global, virtualized trade network by researching the opportunities for new logistics coordination, consolidation and collaboration concepts in extended international trade park networks. In the last years over 30 case studies with business partners have been conducted within the DaVinc3i project. In this chapter we highlight the main research advances and lessons learned when moving towards collaborative responsive logistics network designs for perishables, illustrated with five case studies.

Keywords

Virtualisation Collaboration Perishables Logistics network design 

Notes

Acknowledgments

DaVinc3i is co-financed by Dinalog and the Horticultural Commodities Board of the Netherlands. We would like to thank the participating companies for their continued support: FloraHolland, VGB, Bunnik Plants, Gro4U, Holstein Flowers, Kwekerij A. Baas, Marjoland, Oriental Group, Muscari Magic, Hamifleurs, Hamiplant, DGI, OZ Import, Noviflora, Vida Verde, KiPlant Concept, Floréac, Greenport Logistics, Stet Heemskerk, Nover Logistics, Frugicom, Rijnplant, RoseLife, Florpartners, Baas Plantenservice, FloraCadena. We would also like to thank all involved students of Wageningen University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Free University of Amsterdam for their contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack G. A. J. van der Vorst
    • 1
  • Robert Ossevoort
    • 1
  • Marlies de Keizer
    • 1
  • Tom van Woensel
    • 3
  • Cor N. Verdouw
    • 4
  • Edwin Wenink
    • 2
  • Rob Koppes
    • 2
  • Robbert van Willegen
    • 5
  1. 1.Operations Research and Logistics GroupWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.FloraHollandAalsmeerThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Industrial Engineering and Innovation SciencesTechnical University of EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.LEI Wageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Association of Wholesale Trade in Horticultural Products (VGB)AalsmeerThe Netherlands

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