As part of a pilot project, Fassbender-Tenten initially introduced the standard software pL-Store® Techline from proLogistik at three locations. The result is shorter order throughput times and improved delivery quality.
Industry: Wholesale of building materials
- Largest building materials trade in the Bonn-Düsseldorf-Cologne-Königswinter-Eifel region
- 12 branches
- Headquarters in Bonn
- 59.000 parts
- 8,719 parts actively managed in inventory
- Branded products for new construction and renovation, garden, paving, interior design and tools. u. v. m.
Challenge from project
Until the new warehouse management system pL-Store® 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 to be increasingly prone to errors and in need of repeated corrections in view of the constantly growing range of products,” Hans Peter Ostermann, project manager at Fassbender-Tenten.
Main requirements were:
- Calculable costs for the care and maintenance of the system
- Perpetual inventory
In this overall context, the warehouse management system pL-Store® Techline, which is tailored to the requirements of the building materials trade, was convincing. The system can be easily connected to all common ERP applications. This solution addresses maximum inventory security, significantly increased picking performance, and improved delivery reliability, while at the same time serving the requirements of dedicated quality checks during receiving.
Everything from a single source – software + hardware
In parallel with the software, proLogistik supplied the required number of handheld devices for mobile data collection as well as powerful, compactly designed industrial PCs. The 12.1-inch IPCs are used on trolleys in the goods receiving area. Characteristic features are impact-resistant plastic housings and an extremely stable, hardened and wear-free (capacitive) touch surface. Supplemented by laminated safety glass, the functional reliability of the equipment is guaranteed over a long period of time, even under rough and sometimes hectic working conditions.
“There is inventory transparency and the effort for manual or even double entry is eliminated, so order lead times have been reduced. As a result, we are seeing an improved level of service for our customers within logistics.”