Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen optimises logistics process with Locus WMS

The Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen family business has chosen Centric’s Locus WMS solution to manage the distribution centre they are building at Almelo’s XL Business Park. With implementation starting in November 2020, Locus WMS will go live in 2021 as soon as the new distribution centre is finished.

Locus WMS will enable Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen, which has Europe’s largest range of garden furniture, to further optimise its logistics process

as it increases both the quality of processes and productivity.

Marcel Vlogtman, Supply Chain Improvement and Support Manager at Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen: ‘We expect Locus WMS to enable us to manage our processes more effectively and efficiently, so that we can keep facilitating further growth. After thorough analysis of our situation, we looked at the systems available in the market today, ultimately choosing Locus WMS because it simply offers us the best options.


Locus WMS offers extensive applications for all logistics processes in the warehouse. The application manages the warehouse and ensures efficient work allocation, whereby each individual worker knows exactly what is expected of him or her at any given time. In allocating tasks, Locus WMS takes into account the type of tasks that each individual worker is allowed to perform, which vehicle is used, and where the worker in question is at that specific time.

Balance in operations

The system ensures a balanced spread of operations over the warehouse by assigning the right logistics task to the right worker at the right time. As a result, the logistics organisation maintains an overall view and the structure, creating a serene work environment for all in a very busy warehouse.

About Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen

Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen is a true family business, made up of three generations. While grandfather Henk started out as a vendor, Kees Smit began to specialise in selling garden furniture after taking over the business. His son Henk Smit took over in 2011 and still runs the business today. With over 75 years’ experience in the industry and a collection of over 4,000 pieces of garden furniture, Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen adds atmosphere to any patio or garden. The company’s whole collection is on show at its XXL Experience Stores (8,000m2) in Amersfoort and Almelo, which are great places to go for garden inspiration.

Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen’s new distribution centre will have a floor area of 30,000m2. Racking and floors will be used to create a total storage capacity of roughly 85,000m2. The distribution centre’s 32 loading and unloading docks will be used flexibly for the receipt and dispatch of garden furniture.

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Wijnand de Reeder, account manager

For more information please contact Wijnand de Reeder at +31 613 734545 or by email