Successful pL-Store® WMS implementation at HONSEL Umformtechnik

At its central headquarters in Fröndenberg an der Ruhr, HONSEL Umformtechnik GmbH has built a new production facility including a connected logistics section.

Branch: Industry

About HONSEL Umformtechnik GmbH

  • Foundation 1930
  • Headquarters in Fröndenberg an der Ruhr
  • 300 employees
  • Automotive industry as largest customer
  • 2.500 sqm floor space
  • 1.300 parking spaces

Products made of wire – in highest precision. This is a brief outline of the demands HONSEL places on its own products. The portfolio ranges from simple cold-formed parts, such as rivets, nuts and bolts, to specially finished custom products and process-monitored equipment for rivet automation.

New building as a chance to restructure finished goods logistics

In view of the constant growth in demand, HONSEL is constantly investing in capacity expansions at the operational level. A new production area with a direct conveyor connection has been created on 2,500 square meters of floor space. “In order to relieve our staff of long walking distances and search processes and at the same time to be able to operate more efficiently, we decided to introduce the goods-to-person process at the intralogistics level,” says Thomas Kleinert, head of operational logistics. At the same time, the new system solution was designed to further increase the level of service for customers and overall quality. “As part of our digitization strategy, it was also important to implement warehouse management software that communicates with the ERP system without media discontinuity and enables paperless, mobile working,” Thomas Kleinert continues.

Advantages of the proLogistik Group software

Synchronized communication and interaction between the ERP and the warehouse management system (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.

Quality standards also met in logistics

The smooth interaction of mechanics and software in the field of intralogistics ensures that requested goods are provided as needed, promptly and efficiently. The LVS pL-Store® from the proLogistik Group, which could be transferred to live operation within a few months after the kickoff meeting, creates end-to-end transparency and enables an (online) overview of the entire material flow.

“The quality in the area of logistics could be increased significantly. This circumstance has a direct impact on the level of service, which we are continuously improving for the benefit of our customers.”

Thomas Kleinert, Head of Operational Logistics
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