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Current challenges facing supply chain in Greece

What are the challenges faced by supply chain in Greece? 280 executives from Greek and Multinational companies respond!

See the large poll done on behalf of PLANNING SA at the 11th Solutions conference organized by the Supply Chain Institute (in Greek):

Spatial planning of a new distribution center

PRC Logistics, a rapidly growing company in the supply chain industry, entrusted Planning SA the complete detailed spatial planning and drafting storage equipment specifications, of the newly built modern storage and distribution center of 8,500 m² in Aspropyrgos, with the aim of maximizing storage volume, building players, and its more productive operation.

Analytical study of a new Storage and Distribution Center

MEGA HELLAS S.A. assigned our company the overall analytical study of a new Storage and Distribution Center (building shape-location on the plot-detailed interior design-vehicle flows) and the drafting of the detailed technical specifications of the storage equipment. The goals achieved were the maximum possible utilization of the permissible building coefficients, the achievement of the most efficient operation and the lowest construction cost possible.

Nikos Manios

Supply Chain’s MegaTrends

Article published on July 2022 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. Nikos Manios, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Spatial and functional design of a new warehouse and store

PLANNING SA was trusted by NIKITAS KOTHROS SA, a pioneering company in the field of commercial vehicle spare parts, with more than 350 active customers in Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans over the last 48 years. The project concerned the spatial and functional design of a new warehouse and store in Aspropyrgos, with a total area of 2,800sq.m., in an existing multi-storey building. The nature of the managed products (small dimensions, bulky, oversized, heavy, fragile, barrels, pallet tanks, etc.), which extends to a range of more than 15,000 codes, guided the overall design aiming at the maximum utilization and the high productivity of the premises.

Analysis of the Greek cold chain distribution market

FAMAR, the largest logistics service provider in the pharmaceutical sector, gave us the opportunity to support them in the qualitative and cost analysis of the Greek cold chain distribution market and to explore with them the opportunities and possibilities of further strengthening FAMAR’s fleet and network throughout Greece.

Panagiotis
Andrianopoulos
Aphrodite Dragona

Automation of storage structures

Article published in Manufacturing magazine issue 66 from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA and Ms. Aphrodite Dragona, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Stamatis Andrianopoulos

The Greek Transports emit SOS

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 126 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Finding the best model for clothing logistics

SHOP&TRADE, the largest company importing and distributing clothing, footwear and accessories in Greece, Cyprus and Southeastern Europe, trusted PLANNING to find the best model of service of its logistics. The project was successfully completed by a Working Group in which executives of both companies participated. For us at PLANNING it is very important to work closely with customers and propose solutions, realistic and applicable.

Mihalis Ziglis

The main pillars for Supply Chain Sustainability

Article published on March 2022 in www.naftemporiki.gr from Mr. Mihalis Ziglis, Partner at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

Is your supply chain sustainable?

Article published on March 2022 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Design of raw and packaging materials warehouse

PLANNING undertook the design of the factory’s warehouses, studying the automation alternatives for the finished products, achieving the satisfaction of future production development plans in the existing building area, through a fully automated warehouse of the “ready for truck” philosophy. At the same time, PLANNING took up the design of the warehouses of raw materials and packaging materials, succeeding in increasing their capacity through modern storage systems and the “one aisle” (one corridor) philosophy, even though the warehouse space was reduced due to the automation of finished products. Now, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE has the solutions that will allow it to grow, having state-of-the-art warehouses that will support this path to the future.

Stamatis Andrianopoulos

The explosive phenomenon of lack of human resources –The voice of the market

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 125 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Design of distribution center

We undertook on behalf of Skroutz Last Mile the design of its distribution center and identifying key functional and organizational interventions for the best and faster customer service. Solutions were designed to increase its customer service capacity and identified operational reorganization points that will increase productivity, reduce service costs and put infrastructure for the further development of the company.

Aphrodite Dragona

Raw and packaging materials management in your Plant

Article published on November 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Ms. Aphrodite Dragona, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Audit Strategy for Operations and Logistics

PLANNING took over the Audit Strategy for Operations and Logistics of ION SA In order to find opportunities for an even greater improvement of of the customer experience, but also their cost-to-service costs. Solutions were proposed about how to execute the transport and distributive project, how to serve storage needs, warehouse productivity, rationalization of the active clientele and codecology of the company.

Antonis Andrianopoulos

Warehouse construction from scratch: Points of attention, tips, costs

Article published on October 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. Antonis Andrianopoulos, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Improving handling of packaging and raw materials

Planning SA Management consultants has undertaken and implemented the design of “WMS system for packaging and raw materials”, for Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon and its Mega-Plant at Schimatari Greece. The project aimed to improve the handling of packaging and raw materials, increase stock visibility and reliability to all departments involved in production planning and execution, minimize stock discrepancies and reduce production lines’ downtimes due to raw materials and packaging shortages.

Konstantina Kantara

How packaging can enhance company’s unique ID

Article published on September 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Ms. Konstantina Kantara, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

George Logothetis

AI: A significant ally for the Production Planner

Article published on August 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. George Logothetis, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

Gamification of picking for increasing productivity

Article published Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 120 from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Aphrodite
Dragona

IoT: The game changer

Article published on June 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Ms. Aphrodite Dragona, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Stamatis Andrianopoulos

1821-2021: 200 years of the Greek state. Logistics has always been there

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 118 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

ABC Analysis: Back to basics

Article published on April 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Stamatis
Andrianopoulos
Nikos
Gotzias

Logistics Real Estate: Dynamic growth in a rapidly changing market

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 117 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant and Mr. Nikos Gotzias, Business Unit Manager at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

Customer (experience) is the king

Article published on March 2021 in Manufacturing magazine from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

George Logothetis

Classification of products – The key to spend analysis

Article published on February 2021 in PLANT magazine from Mr. George Logothetis, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

Management based on data

Article published on January 2021 in PLANT magazine from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Stamatis Andrianopoulos

The new Logistics model after COVID-19 era. Will you be on the field?

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 116 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis
Andrianopoulos
Andreas
Varellas

Last mile distribution: the foundation of modern customer experience

Article published on December 2020 in PLANT magazine issue 49 from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA and Mr. Andreas Varellas, Administration & Customer Service at Supply Chain Institute (in Greek):

Nikos
Gotzias

City Logistics, Fulfillment Centers & Logistics Parks

Article published on October 2020 in PLANT magazine issue 47 from Mr. Nikos Gotzias, Business Unit Manager at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Stamatis Andrianopoulos

80% of Greek e-shops are unprofitable

Article published in Supply Chain & Logistics Magazine, issue 115 from Mr. Stamatis Andrianopoulos, Executive Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Antonis Andrianopoulos

High Score in the Warehouse

Article published on September 2020 in PLANT magazine issue 46 from Mr. Antonis Andrianopoulos, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panos
Sotiropoulos

Automation in Industrial Warehouses

Article published on July 2020 in PLANT magazine issue 45 from Mr. Panos Sotiropoulos, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Antonis Andrianopoulos

Automation in storage and distribution centers: kind of luxury or first need in the post-COVID-19 era?

Article published on June 2020 in PLANT magazine issue 44 from Mr. Antonis Andrianopoulos, Consultant at PLANNING SA (in Greek):

Panagiotis Andrianopoulos

Reasons of system automation in warehouses

Article published on 8 July in FNB DAILY from Mr. Panagiotis Andrianopoulos, President & CEO at PLANNING SA (in Greek):