Container safety stocks – Van den Bosch



Company Name / Department

Van den Bosch

Contact Person

Teun Franssen

Location Erp

Optional remote work

Yes, at least two days / week at the office
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Reimbursed by the company
Housing arranged by company No
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Own account
Internship compensation  €500 per month
Study program Operations Management & Logistics
ESCF community


Start date

September 2024


    Company Description

      Van den Bosch is an international logistics service provider located in Erp, The Netherlands. They aim to drive sustainable and reliable change in the supply chain through intelligence and innovation. More than 80% of all their transport is performed by means of intermodal transport. They believe that logistics is not just about transport, but also about data, insights and know-how. They are constantly trying to drive change within the sector, which is why they are known as “The Supply Changer in Bulk”.

      Project Description

      Project description:

      A significant part of the costs of an intermodal transport company consists of costs for empty repositioning and empty storage costs. We would like you to create an order forecast and create a simulation model based on this forecast to determine the optimal safety stock levels per region per container type and the optimal reposition actions.

      Goals of the project:

      Minimize the expected storage and reposition costs by:

      • Creating an order forecast
      • Creating a simulation model to determine the optimal safety stock levels
      • Creating a model to determine the optimal reposition actions


          • An order forecast
          • Simulation model to determine optimal safety stock levels
          • Model to determine the optimal reposition actions


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