Process flow, storage and stock level optimization – Sachem Europe BV



Company Name / Department Sachem Europe BV
Contact Person

Stefan Arts

Location Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
Study programme(s)

Master OML

Community ESCF
Start Date February 2021
Housing arranged by company No


To be discussed

Company Description

SACHEM is a global chemical science company specializing in extremely pure, precise, and innovative chemistry products and services critical to our customers’ manufacturing processes.
We are a Privately Held Company with 375 associates worldwide and have 6 manufacturing facilities and 4 research and development centers.

SACHEM has established leading positions in key growth markets through technical expertise, revolutionary service, and an unwavering commitment to safety and the environment.


Project Description

Trigger for the project:
SACHEM Europe wants to incorporate sustainability in the development of new product and the thoughts and actions of her associates. Sustainability is promoted by many companies and by society and we believe it is needed as an essential element to take care of future generations on our planet.

SACHEM has globally planned to start several sustainability efforts in 2021.
One of the (pre-)conditions to reduce waste is a lean process with low stock and optimized storage processes.

Project description:
The project will require investigation of all internal processes and requirements with regard to production, packaging, storage, business continuity plan and cost-value aspects. In combination with understanding the commercial challenges and requirements of the Market SACHEM is active in.
Based on the analysis the goal is to develop recommendations with regards to optimizing the process flow, stock levels and storage and reduction of the non-sustainable activities.
Additionally a proposal for a SMART action plan is expected


Goals of the Project

‘Improve process flow, storage and stock levels to increase production effectiveness and therefore contribute to our sustainability goals.
First step of this project is to analyze the current state/set up of our production process, product flow, storage and stock, intended to map possible improvements and restraints.

Based on this ‘current state’ analysis, in combination with our commercial strategy, the student should be able to develop recommendations for immediate and mid-term opportunities.



– Analysis of the “as is” situation, including assessment of the current process flow, storage and stock levels. And the commercial requirements.
– Recommendations to optimize value and efficiency: Quick fixes and mid-term opportunities
– Proposal for a SMART action plan


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