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Logistic Services

H&S Logistic Services is our non-asset based business unit, from where all aspects of the supply chain are organised. Our logistic experts provide our customers with the very best solutions for their logistic challenges. From integrated supply chain management solutions to outsourcing financial, operational and analytical processes. Logistic Services: this is where processes, technology and human knowledge meet in order to map and control the entire supply chain.

All-inclusive service

Our logistic engineers analyse, optimise and redesign supply chains in order to reduce Total Cost of Ownership. To this end we use in-house developed innovative IT solutions that enable us to efficiently manage the entire process from order to cash. This all-inclusive service includes: online tendering, supplier auditing, claim management, planning and execution, and financial and operational dynamic reporting.

Our logistic engineers are highly educated and experienced. Their years of experience in various logistic disciplines enable them to provide tailor-made advice, and support your daily processes and operational challenges.

Our strength lies in always finding a solution for your logistic challenges.

Do you have a question?

What is the difference between 3PL and 4PL? What is a control tower?

A first-party logistics provider (1PL) is a manufacturer that not outsource transport and logistic activities to third parties. These functions are carried out by the company’s own departments. A second-party logistics provider (2PL) is an asset-based carrier, which actually owns the means of transportation.

A third-party logistics provider (3PL) provides outsourced or 'third party' logistics services to companies for part or sometimes all of their supply chain management functions. A fourth-party logistics provider (4PL) is an independent, non-asset based integrator who will assemble the resources, capabilities and technology to design, build and run supply chain solutions for clients.

A control tower is an alternative description for the service provided by H&S as 4PL. Just like the control tower at Schiphol that oversees all incoming and outgoing air traffic traffic by means of their advanced technology, competent people and streamlined processes, H&S Logistic Services oversees the supply chain of our customers.

What is the value that Logistic Services adds to the supply chain?

As a control tower, Logistic Services adds value by managing efficient automated processes enabling data-based control and decision-making, by offering matching advantages through its large network of carriers and customers and by its effectiveness in deploying new solutions across the supply chain.

Customers have found that H&S Logistic Services is able to manage orders at a lower cost through efficient processes such as our automated tender tool, selfbilling processes and supplier portal. Our large network of carriers and customers has allowed us to establish a freight exchange to publish spot orders. Spot orders can be picked up by our network of carriers, allowing the carriers to reduce empty km and guaranteeing the lowest market price for our customers. Our knowledgeable logistic engineers know the industry and customer requirements to guarantee quality.

How does H&S Logistic Services guarantee service and legal compliance of carriers?

H&S Logistic Services has a dedicated team of experienced field quality engineers. These engineers visit customer plants as well as carrier office locations to audit the organisation, processes and technology of our suppliers as required by our customers. In addition to field audits, regular desk audits are also performed.

As H&S also has a cleaning, coldstores and transport division, our field engineers have a broad range of experience and can tap into the knowledge of their colleagues in other divisions. Audits are also offered as a separate service where requested.

How does Logistic Services invest in the future?

Logistic Services is the newest but fastest growing division within H&S. In order to remain a reputable player in the market, we recognise the need to continuously adapt to the changing environment. H&S strives to be a strategic, progressive partner for customers and suppliers alike and accordingly invests significantly in people and technology not only for the short term, but also with an eye for the long term.

Our team of logistic engineers is quickly expanding and we are continuously scouting the market for the most competent and motivated people to join the team. Our IT system that forms the heart of the control tower concept is continuously being upgraded with new modules and functionalities. Our business engineers, are reviewing our internal processes to implement process improvements to achieve our ‘seamless logistics’.

Who do I get in contact with for more information?

Please send an email to or call +31 88 4267 777.

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FrieslandCampina has selected H&S Logistic Services to create a 4PL Control Tower for the transport of their liquid bulk products.


The concept of WHS results in a reduction of the total cost of ownership by understanding the challenges, needs and processes of the industry.

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