Supply chain flows
Can you imagine how many goods flow around the world, on land, by air or on water? Goods are transported from source, handled in terminals, airports and ports. Stock is moved to and is stored in warehouses, before and after processing in factories; finished products are transported from the factory door to and through distribution centers (DC's) and from these DC's to ultimately reach their buyers, through virtual shops or physical outlets. In many cases, the flow is often reversed for returns to DC or factory.
The world is changing rapidly. Technological developments drive continuous improvement of logistics. Transparency and collaboration within the supply chain leads to improving and optimizing flows. Meanwhile, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances create economies of scale, resulting in logistic opportunities and challenges. Regulations change constantly adding more complexity. And finally, our customers demand increasingly higher standards of quality, service, durability and safety and security.
Supply chain excellence can be a distinctive weapon in this continuous competitive struggle.
One-stop-shop: Advisory, Solutions & Professionals
Districon thinks and works globally, developing new supply chain strategies and creating supply chain solutions. From strategy to implementation; realistic, energetic and always focused on operating results.
In the supply chain arena, we are one of the largest specialized providers of advisory, solutions and professionals. Districon is the leading and largest such supply chain specialty firm in the Netherlands drawing upon the Dutch centuries long heritage of efficient and effective supply chain planning and management.
Our strength is to streamline, to accelerate and to enrich processes. In short, we optimize the flow of goods, from producer to consumer, or reversed, from consumer back to the source.
Broad range of markets
Our market focus is unlimited. We serve a broad range of public and private clients, SME’s and multinationals anywhere in the world. Mastering Flow has no boundaries. Over 45 years our company has developed specialty products which serve specific market segments and client groups. Key markets we serve are:
- Industry & service
- Wholesale & retail
- Logistics service providers
- (Air)ports & (air)cargo
- Public & others
Experienced team of specialists
Districon offers a broad team of experienced specialists with logistics written all over their DNA. We are driven by our ambition to be a leader in our field, combining innovation with craftsmanship and in-depth knowledge of logistic processes and sectors, from air cargo to wholesale, from transport to retail. We are proud of our customer base and their logistic achievements.
Together with our business partners we co-create synergy for our customers:
Districon supports private and public parties in the field of sustainable logistics. Sustainability is an essential part of our service portfolio and strategy. This is also evident from the fact that Districon is co-owner of BigMile.
Districon is also becoming more sustainable in our own business operations. We do this by making the mobility of our colleagues more flexible via public transport, (electric) bicycles and electric cars. And Districon Lean & Green is a member. Lean & Green is the market leader in CO₂ reduction programs for the logistics sector.
History in logistics
Forty-five years of entrepreneurship and craftsmanship have made Districon what it is today. In 1976 Simon Jan Bakker, a logistics expert in the food retail, decided to start-up his own consultancy practice. With his profile as a Distribution Consultant, he founded Districon.