At its central headquarters in Fröndenberg an der Ruhr, HONSEL Umformtechnik GmbH has built a new production facility including a connected logistics section. There, the finished products are temporarily stored and prepared for shipping on an order-by-order basis. Synchronized communication and interaction between the ERP and warehouse management software (WMS) ensures inventory and process reliability in daily operations. At the same time, by implementing the goods-to-person principle, it was possible to achieve a high picking performance with a reduced workload. Products made of wire – in highest precision. This is achieved by cold forming, a production process that the traditional Fröndenberg company has continuously refined in its more than 90-year history. The HONSEL Group currently has around 300 employees worldwide. They are all united by the goal of maintaining the defined quality standard at the highest level. New building as an opportunity to restructure finished goods logistics. In view of the constant growth in demand, HONSEL is constantly investing in capacity expansions at the operational level. The latest coup is the so-called “Plant 3”, which was built at the headquarters in Fröndenberg/Ruhr and started operations at the beginning of 2019. “In order to relieve our staff of long walking distances … Read more
In order to meet the growing demand for storage capacity and increasingly sophisticated services, MP Logistik Rheine is investing in a new branch in Emsbüren. The new building is realized within a very short time, as well as the implementation of pL-Store®, the Warehouse Management System (WMS) by proLogistik. As a 3PL provider, MP Logistik specializes in warehousing services, especially in the heavy and large load sector, express logistics, partial and full loads as well as sea and air freight, and offers full services from a single source. Integrated into a strong partner network, MP Logistik quickly and reliably connects its clients’ goods with the rest of the world around the clock. This company had to offer warehouse management software that was both perfectly suited to the specific requirements of a logistics service provider and at the same time standardized, as well as the necessary flexibility and manpower for rapid implementation. “With a powerful warehouse management system, we will be able to meet the associated challenges in the future.”
proLogistik continues its growth course in the food retail sector. After a long selection process, the trading company J. Bünting Beteiligungs AG finally chose proLogistik as its new partner for the deployment of a new warehouse management system. With the industry solution pL-Store Foodline, proLogistik is replacing an existing warehouse management system and will also replace the hardware used in warehouse logistics. “We are very pleased that we were able to convince the Bünting Group of Companies with our total package for intralogistics,” says Jörg Sänger, Managing Director at proLogistik GmbH + Co KG. ProLogistik will replace the software in use at the three warehouse locations Nortmoor, Wallenhorst and Salzkotten. “The expertise of the individual employees as well as the many years of industry know-how convinced us to choose proLogistik as our new solution partner for our system-side realignment of warehouse logistics,” emphasizes Helge-Christian Eilers, Managing Director of Bünting SCM / Logistik GmbH & Co.
The 3PL provider Hartmann International is building another logistics property on the site of the Paderborn Logistics Park. The new building on an area of around 20,000 m² follows the latest sustainability standards and will be connected to the existing transshipment hall. The processes upstream of goods distribution will in future be controlled at both locations by the WMS pL-Store® from proLogistik. In Paderborn, Hartmann International is responsible for handling logistics services for a growing number of clients from sectors such as food, industrial, healthcare and consumer, as well as for start-ups. Various storage techniques such as narrow and wide aisle racks are currently used for stocking. Due to the recent massive disruptions in global supply chains, European companies are increasingly opting to keep goods close to their own production sites, leading to further demand for logistics space. We will further strengthen this commitment with the new location. The standardized Warehouse Management System from proLogistik with its comprehensive range of functions will provide valuable assistance in this regard, since thanks to optimized processes, not only will order processing as a whole be accelerated and more efficiently aligned.
For the introduction of a warehouse management system (WMS), BAUSTOFF UNION NÜRNBERG relied on the expertise of proLogistik. The implemented industry solution pL-Store® Techline from the intralogistics system house is part of a self-imposed digital agenda that the building materials retailer is implementing step by step. For logistics processing, this primarily means: increased inventory security, reduced susceptibility to errors, end-to-end transparency and improved monitoring. At the same time, instructing employees is much easier today. With the final commissioning of the warehouse management system (WMS) pL-Store® Techline in 2019, BAUSTOFF UNION NÜRNBERG has practically fulfilled a wish for its round birthday or 50th anniversary. Like the OBI DIY stores in Franconia and Regnitztal, the company is part of BU Holding, which has already won the “Bavaria’s Best 50” award twice. The product range of the sales partner of the building materials industry comprises more than 25,000 products that are used in the context of building construction, shell construction and new buildings, civil engineering as well as gardening and landscaping. Digital agenda points the way Outside regular opening hours, customers of the building materials retailer can access a web store from which more than 200,000 articles can be ordered around the clock. … Read more
By introducing a warehouse management system, Rullko Großeinkauf GmbH & Co. KG, a nationwide food supplier for the mass catering and gastronomy sectors, has created end-to-end transparency regarding inventories and processes. At the same time, order throughput times were shortened, errors eliminated, and food safety requirements further increased. The expertise required for this, including software and hardware, was provided by proLogistik. Us Joy of Quality” – under this maxim, Rullko has been supplying both commercial kitchens and catering businesses throughout Germany with a wide range of food products for more than 90 years. At the company’s headquarters in Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, located directly on the A2 freeway, Rullko employs around 150 people and stocks a full range of more than 20,000 articles there. Rullko Großeinkauf is certified according to the IFS Logistics standard and is also a cooperation partner in the Intergast Großverbraucherservice Handelsgesellschaft mbH group of companies. Improved performance in view Fresh meat and sausages, dairy products, dry goods, canned goods, beverages, frozen foods and non-food items are stored on a total area of around 20,000 m². Accordingly, the areas are divided into dry, fresh, frozen and seasonal storage. Until the switch to an end-to-end digitalized warehouse management system, … Read more
At Hammer’s new logistics campus in Eschweiler, the multi-client-capable Warehouse Management System pL-Store® ensures fast, error-free and efficient omnichannel fulfillment. The 3PL provider has thus created the prerequisites to fully support its customers’ cross-channel supply concepts and also to flexibly serve new requirements. At the same time, the course was set to further strengthen the market position gained in a challenging environment. Hammer GmbH & Co KG, headquartered in Aachen, is one of the largest logistics service providers in the region. Together with the Hammer Group and other partners, the family-run company, which has been owner-managed for more than 70 years, operates a global service network in over 25 countries. Capacity increase to more than 105,000 square meters For many companies, outsourcing is still a viable alternative to in-house logistics in terms of quality and cost-effectiveness. “We want to continue to grow and have invested in the construction of the Eschweiler Logistics Campus – LCE for short,” reports Tim Wilhelm Hammer, Head of Logistics. Peak-compliant pick performance in focus In the area of warehouse management and material flow control, Hammer did not rely on the high-performance Warehouse Management System (WMS) pL-Store® from proLogistik for the first time; the cooperation with … Read more
As part of a pilot project, Fassbender-Tenten initially introduced the standard software pL-Store® Techline from proLogistik at three locations. Shorter order lead times and an overall improvement in delivery quality quickly followed. In view of these results, the warehouse management and control solution, which is tailored to specific industry requirements, is now to be rolled out gradually to other branches. In addition, the company, which is also a partner of the cooperative “Building Savings Group”, offers services such as container services, the rental of machinery and equipment, installation support, construction waste disposal, as well as training and consulting. More efficient processes on the agenda The product range of the building materials distributor headquartered in Bonn includes around 59,000 parts, 8,719 of which are actively carried in inventory. Stocking takes place both in the store itself and in adjacent warehouses. In addition, there are pallet and cantilever racks as well as block and bulk storage areas in the outdoor area. Until the new warehouse management software pL-Store Techline from proLogistik went live, order picking was organized conventionally by hand. “Document-led order processing was not only associated with a high level of effort, but also proved increasingly prone to errors and in … Read more
For more than seven decades, K+K Klaas + Kock has been convincing customers with high-quality food and products from the region. But the topic of digitization is also driving the retail company. The latest milestone in the consistently pursued IT strategy is the implementation of a warehouse management system. With its help, intralogistics processes will be aligned more efficiently and made even more flexible, so as to be ideally equipped to respond to current and future challenges in a demanding market segment. K+K Klaas + Kock B.V. & Co. started in 1950 with the confectionery business. With a keen sense of the potential expansion rates associated with the onset of the discounter wave, the merchants established their first open-plan store in Nordhorn just six years later. Regional strength as a concept for success A good 7,000 employees at K+K ensure that customers can rely on the promise of quality and freshness. The range of regular products is constantly supplemented by trend and seasonal products. In addition, the company’s own large-scale butchery produces meat and sausage specialties under the “drilander” brand. In addition, K+K has made a name for itself as one of the largest suppliers of returnable beverages in North … Read more
The wholesale company M. Bach GmbH, which specializes in building technology, has replaced an existing warehouse management system (WMS) in its central warehouse at the Eschweiler site with the industry solution pL-Store® Techline. The reason for the change was the desire for increased performance and more flexibility in all functional areas. This was to be achieved on the basis of standardized software. The company also relied on proLogistik for the selection of the necessary hardware for mobile data collection. No mature business plan, instead a motorcycle and the desire for independence – that’s all Matthias Bach needed when he laid the foundation stone for today’s M. Bach GmbH in 1945. The result was a wholesale company for sanitary, heating and installation supplies, which today is one of the most important in the sales region. With a range of more than 250,000 articles, the selection is enormous and leaves nothing to be desired. These can be found at the headquarters in Eschweiler as well as in Aachen, Mechernich and Pulheim. Agility pays off Asked about the reasons for the company’s continuing success, Udo Bach, who today manages the wholesaler’s fortunes together with Michael Bach, notes with a wink: “The market shows … Read more