Innovation at Nijhof-Wassink

Those who want to stay ahead in the transport world, must continually innovate. For this reason, at Nijhof-Wassink we give high priority to innovation in the field of safety, equipment, training and IT systems. By working on this, we can guarantee an optimal performance.

Modifications to transport equipment

Our focus on improvement starts with the equipment we work with on a daily basis. For example, Nijhof-Wassink's own fleet of trucks consists of new Volvo trucks that are equipped with the latest innovations for safe and economical driving. All trucks are equipped with scanning devices so that the consignment notes are immediately digitally available.

Research into roof spoilers and side fenders with tank trailers has led to considerable fuel savings. In addition, we work closely with trailer manufacturers and bodybuilders to improve efficiency, quality and safety of that transport. This way we developed, together with the Dutch bulk trailer specialist Welgro, a bulk trailer with which the supply of raw materials and the removal of the finished product can be combined. And this is how Nijhof-Wassink, looking for improvements, continually monitors the towing and the towed equipment.

Logistical innovations with Nijhof-Wassink LIVE

At Nijhof-Wassink we continuously work on innovation. We do this in various ways, all under the name Nijhof-Wassink LIVE. For example, connectivity is a theme that has become the focus of attention at Nijhof-Wassink. At Nijhof-Wassink LIVE we work, among other things, on an unlimited exchange of data between people and IT systems, but also between systems themselves. With intelligent digitisation we improve the flow of information, let processes run faster and more efficient and we reduce time-consuming e-mail and telephone traffic.

Connectivity at any time and each location means maximum productivity and a higher delivery performance. By connecting your existing systems (such as ERP) with our LIVE platforms we also let you benefit from the advantages of optimal connectivity.

Below you can see some examples of our LIVE platforms:

SilFit Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

SilFit, a 100% subsidiary of Nijhof-Wassink, developed a fully automated silo content measuring system for the monitoring of inventories of bulk goods in silos. This gives you real-time information about stock levels at different storage locations and you can adjust your production more efficiently to the actual demand. SilFit has proven its services by reducing the number of empty kilometres and rush orders in the animal feed market with 13% and 36%, respectively.

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Transport Management System (TMS)

With our Transport Management system (TMS) we can truly plan real-time, so truly LIVE. By linking your IT system to our system, you have a direct insight into your order and shipment status. Our TMS calculates what the expected travel time will be. If loading takes a little longer than expected or the driver gets into a traffic jam, then this is determined via the GPS connection and the planning is automatically adjusted. We notify about expected unloading times and this means extra service, also for your clients.

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Fertilizers Transport Portal (MTP)

The Fertilizers Transport Portal is a complete platform for planning and execution of manure transport. Orders from customers arrive via an interface. Our planners combine these orders into logical journeys. Pre-selected carriers, including Nijhof-Wassink itself, then choose themselves from the journeys put together. In addition, Nijhof-Wassink can decide, in consultation with the customer, which journeys are available for which carrier(s). Responsibility for delivery guarantees, as well as the complete administrative handling and billing, is in the hands of Nijhof-Wassink. We keep the information about planning and execution of transports continuously up-to-date; current information about ETAs is automatically adjusted and shared with the customer. In short, real-time information provision.

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Contact:  Mark Burgman
Mark Burgman | Business Improvement Manager

People, Planet, Profit

A sustainable way of working that is good for people and environment: that is what Nijhof-Wassink stands for. With our work method we are creating a balance between the 3 P's: People, Planet and Profit.

Safety & Quality

Caring for people and surroundings is paramount in the daily activities of Nijhof-Wassink. This means a proactive approach in the area of quality, health, safety, security and durability. The strict standard that our clients use for the transport of their products is the generally applicable standard at Nijhof-Wassink.

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