Follow my Nuffield journey across the globe looking at how Continuous Improvement Management systems can be applied to agriculture.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Amsterdam Flower Auction and harbour
Floraholland the worlds largest flower auction house. 20 million flowers per day sold & despatched within 24 hours of delivery to any capital city across the northern hemispher. 4500 employees working across a covered site of 170 ha, allot of roof area.
Dutch auction clock used to sell flowers at a rate of approx 1500 transactions per hour.
Completed the day with harbour cruise around the worlds busiest port, the below oil rig tender has a 700 tonne crane ready to lift anything close by.