Ten new product groups have started with Fc58811 November 2019
On 11 November 2019 we took a further step in the roll-out of the Fc588 flower bucket. The Fc588 is now also available for suppliers of Alchemilla, Antirrhinum, Brassica, Carthamus, Delphinium, Echinacea, Echinops, Eryngium, Helenium and Solidago. The further roll-out in 2020 will include Peony and Rose.
Photo: Bram van Mil (Supply Chain Manager bij Marginpar b.v.)
In March 2019, we introduced the new multi-use flower bucket (Fc588) with matching support shelving (Fc598) to our packaging pool. This introduction will take place in phases per product.
Taken into use for an additional ten seasonal flowers
From Monday 11 November 2019, growers of the following seasonal flowers will be able to supply (both Clock and Direct trade) in Fc588 and/or Fc598:
Earlier this year the Lisianthus, Alstroemeria Gypsophila, Hypericum, Waxflower, Limonium, Veronica and Euphorbia product groups started using this type of packaging. We are opting for a phased introduction per product group in order to ensure sufficient availability, also during peak periods. Use by groups other than the released product groups is therefore not yet possible.
Planning 2020 - Peony and Rose
We will continue to roll out and release Fc588 and/or Fc598 in 2020. Two product groups are currently scheduled for release, namely Peony and Rose. We expect to be able to release Peony before the start of the season (early March). Rose is now scheduled for the end of June (week 27). We may add other products to the roll-out in the meantime. We will, of course, communicate this in all good time.
Improvement of stocking densities using Fc588
We will work wherever possible on improving our logistics services and efficiency each and every day. By introducing the new efficient Fc588 flower bucket, we are responding to the increasing use of CC containers in the export trade, working to improve sustainability and ensuring that chain costs are reduced.
Bram van Mil (Supply Chain Manager at Marginpar B.V.) is enthusiastic about the Fc588: "We are already using the Fc588 flower bucket for supplying Gypsophila and Limonium. The release of this new group of products allows us to take the next step. Our experiences with the new bucket are positive. We are therefore looking forward to the stocking benefits of the new bucket for all our other products."
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