On Thursday the 23rd of May, an excursion took place in collaboration with supply chain consultancy firm Mieloo and Alexander.
The day kicked off at 10:00 at the TU with a cup of coffee and a nice presentation detailing the plan for the day ahead and a summary of typical projects at Mieloo and Alexander. It was extremely interesting to see the wide range of applications that the company provides its expertise to and especially engaging to hear about the specific roles that Robert and co played during these projects.
After the presentation and a coffee refill, we departed Delft to have a first hand look at a recent project at the Port of Rotterdam. The destination of our visit was the company C.Ro, the largest vehicle handling provider in Europe. After some lunch we were given a presentation from Charlotte with a little more background into the company and the reasons behind the technological advancement made in collaboration with M&A. Together, the two had to implemented an RFID enabled Real Time Locating System (RTLS) to track, trace and locate the vehicles on site. This advancement in onsite technology has revolutionised the day-to-day operations, allowing labour intensive tasks to be eased and a greater level of inventory management to be achieved simultaneously.
After our visit, it was time to return to Delft and enjoy the fortunate weather with an afternoon borrel. We were lucky enough to be joined at this point by a few more members of the M&A team and this made for a great chance to learn a little more about what it is like to work for the company in a relaxed atmosphere. Following the borrel, we were treated to a meal and some more drinks to wrap up the day.
On behalf of the Dispuut and the students of TEL, I would like to thank M&A and C.Ro for their hospitality and providing us a day to remember.