Strategic Transportation Planning: Co-Site Planning at Coolwood SA Company

  • Tukashaba Shafan Dalian University of Technology
  • Shingiro Clement Hasselt University
Keywords: Site Planning, Operational Efficiency, Department Allocation, Employee Safety, Spatial Utilization, Road Infrastructure Analysis
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This technical report presents a meticulous exploration of the site planning endeavours undertaken by CoolWood SA, a distinguished entity in wood furniture production, as it endeavours to relocate its operations to Hasselt, Belgium. With over 15 years of industry expertise, CoolWood SA seeks to optimize spatial utilization and operational efficiency through strategic site planning. The report delves into the intricacies of site location, area adjustment, department allocation, external flow access to the warehouse, and current road infrastructure analysis. Utilizing a multifaceted approach, CoolWood SA collaborated with Afro International Transport Planning Consultants to employ various software tools and adhere to international standards throughout the planning process. Key findings include detailed area adjustments, department allocations aimed at enhancing operational efficiency, and analyses of internal circulation, parking requirements, and external traffic movement. Notable measures such as prioritizing employee safety, accommodating diverse transportation modes, and promoting cleanliness and hygiene within the facility are meticulously outlined. The report concludes with insights gleaned from sight distance analyses, swept analysis simulations, and overarching recommendations for CoolWood SA to elevate safety standards and facilitate industry growth. By implementing the proposed strategies and measures, CoolWood SA stands poised to navigate its relocation journey with precision and foresight


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23 May, 2024
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Shafan, T., & Clement, S. (2024). Strategic Transportation Planning: Co-Site Planning at Coolwood SA Company. East African Journal of Engineering, 7(1), 139-147.