Espagne, 20 novembre 2017

Würth España agrandit son centre de distribution d'Agoncillo en collaboration avec Miebach Consulting

Würth España, une société qui fait partie du Groupe Würth, le leader mondial de l'approvisionnement en matériels de montage et de fixation, a sollicité les services de Miebach Consulting pour agrandir son centre de distribution situé à Agoncillo (La Rioja) où elle centralisera toutes les activités de préparation des commandes en Espagne.

Le projet, qui a été lancé en juillet 2015, a consisté à transformer un centre qui avait été conçu il y a 15 ans comme centre de distribution régionale. La rénovation a tenu compte des exigences commerciales actuelles qui découlent du processus de centralisation des activités en Espagne ainsi que de la prévision des futurs agrandissements qui seront nécessaires pour appliquer le plan stratégique de croissance à long terme de Würth. L'agrandissement conçu par Miebach Consulting comporte une intégration phasée de technologie de pointe dans les processus de picking, de contrôle  et d'emballage d’expédition des commandes.

Concrètement, nous avons construit un nouveau bâtiment destiné à la réception et à l'expédition des marchandises ainsi qu'un stockage grande hauteur  automatisé pouvant accueillir plus de 15 000 palettes avec un ensemble de postes de picking de cartons complets. D'autre part, l'actuelle ligne de préparation des commandes a été profondément rénovée de sorte à augmenter sa capacité de production et à intégrer l'automatisation des processus de contrôle et de fermeture des cartons de commandes.

Le projet mis en œuvre par Miebach Consulting a également inclus la transformation du Plan directeur du Centre de distribution, avec la création de nouveaux accès pour le personnel et les camions, et de nouvelles zones de stationnement pour les véhicules.

L'agrandissement réalisé à Agoncillo permettra à Würth de faire face à  la croissance prévue à moyen terme en offrant une amélioration significative du service à sa clientèle.

Pour plus d'informations sur Würth España, veuillez consulter son site web.



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Poland, 29 novembre 2017

Rossmann solidifies market leadership in Eastern Europe

Rossmann maintains their leading position in the drugstore market in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland where it is number 1. The renewed expansion of their logistics and distribution center in Lodz, Poland, is further proof of this leadership.

The expansion project was planned by Rossmann's logistics department in cooperation with logistics planners from the Miebach Consulting office in Katowice, who received further support from the simulation team of Miebach Germany. The project consisted of a nine-aisle high-bay warehouse for the direct handling of drugstore market-specific roller containers. It functions as a dynamic buffer with an integrated conveyor system to the goods-out area for subsequent routing and delivery.

Within the high-bay warehouse which is linked to goods receipt and commissioning, the supply is covered by an extensive pallet floor conveyor, consisting of 40 vehicles for a double roller container handling each.

A dynamic shuttle mini-load system buffers the picked order containers with a sequenced retrieval, followed by a fully-automated loading process into the roller containers in the buffer of the high-bay goods-out area for the final route planning.

The general contractor commissioned for this project, Aberle GmbH located in Leingarten, also provided the Aberle PMS software for a new, continuous IT level consisting of a material flow and warehouse management computer as well as a new system visualization.

With this ambitious project, Rossmann solidifies its market leadership in Eastern Europe.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Managerin PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


États Unis, 27 novembre 2017

Le "Sizing the prize" de Miebach donne des résultats dans l'optimisation des stocks

« Sizing the prize » est une expression souvent utilisée par la direction d’une entreprise pour définir un montant en dollars qui reflétera l'importance des bénéfices qu'elle tirera d'un changement de stratégies. Si cette méthode peut être utilisée pour une série de changements potentiels au sein d'une organisation, elle est de plus en plus importante pour optimiser les stocks. Des entreprises opérant dans une grande variété de secteurs peuvent tirer parti de ce type d'évaluation.

Un client a récemment demandé à Miebach Consulting de réaliser une étude de ce genre dont le principal objectif était d’augmenter  les économies en changeant uniquement ses stratégies de stockage. Cette étude a porté sur des centres de distribution situés dans de nombreux pays au sein d’une même région et l'analyse devait pouvoir être reproduite dans des installations d'autres pays ou d'autres régions. Un aspect essentiel de l'étude était le fait que certaines politiques de stockage variaient d'un pays à l'autre, tandis que d'autres constituaient des normes mondiales fixées par l'équipe de planification, ce qui augmentait la complexité du projet.

L'équipe de Miebach a utilisé différents scénarios pour étudier l'impact sur les niveaux de stocks de sécurité et de stocks cycliques. Ces scénarios ont été évalués de façon indépendante et ont consisté à ajuster les niveaux de service, les délais de fabrication et les moyens de transport.

Nous avons commencé par regrouper les SKU dans les catégories A-B-C en fonction de la demande et des revenus, et nous avons assigné différents niveaux de service en privilégiant les produits à forte demande et à haut revenu. Le deuxième scénario a segmenté les produits en fonction de la demande et de la variabilité, et nous leur avons assigné différents délais de fabrication. Le troisième scénario a utilisé un produit intermédiaire faisant partie des niveaux de stocks de sécurité, ce qui a considérablement réduit le délai. Enfin, le dernier scénario a étudié l'impact de la modification des moyens de transport.

L'étape suivante du processus a consisté à fournir au client une optimisation détaillée d'une combinaison prédéfinie de scénarios comprenant des simulations destinées à valider les économies réalisées et à tester les politiques. Utilisant le LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru, qui est capable de réaliser ce type d'exercice, l'équipe des experts de Miebach en charge du modèle fournira aux équipes du Client des données exploitables pour introduire des changements avec les impacts attendus  sur l’ensmble des résultats de l'entreprise. 

Ces scénarios ont entraîné une réduction des stocks (quantité de stock multipliée par valeur de stock) et une économie dans le coût de portage des stocks (réduction des stocks multipliée par le coût total de possession) du solde de stocks. Le regroupement des SKU dans les catégories A-B-C et l'ajustement des niveaux de service et des délais de fabrication en fonction de la demande et de la variabilité des SKU ont engendré des réductions de stocks et des économies dans le coût de portage de ces derniers. Le changement de moyens de transport provoquerait une légère augmentation du stock moyen, mais ces coûts sont compensés par la réalisation d'économies de transport en passant du fret aérien au fret maritime.

Dans l'ensemble, les différentes solutions ont engendré des réductions de stock de 5 à 25 % et des économies annuelles de stock de 2 à 8 millions de dollars.

Ce projet montre clairement que les experts de Miebach sont parfaitement qualifiés pour aider les entreprises à identifier les secteurs au sein de leur organisation où elles peuvent optimiser les niveaux de stock. Si le « sizing the prize » est une excellente méthode pour lancer le processus d'optimisation des stocks afin d'identifier des économies potentielles de coûts, l'analyse détaillée et notre ensemble validé  d'outils propriétaires nous permettent de conseiller nos clients sur les changements de stratégies, y compris sur la variabilité réelle dans les scénarios. En outre, les modèles développés par l'équipe de Miebach dans le cadre du projet peuvent être transmis au client afin qu'il les utilise à l'avenir dans son processus de planification de futurs changements éventuels.

Pour obtenir plus d'informations sur ce projet, veuillez contacter Angelica Rodriguez à l'adresse rodrigueza@miebach.com.



USA, 01 novembre 2017

Single Miebach Solution Improves Multi-Channel Apparel Warehouse Operations

A well-known manufacturer of active outdoor apparel, with a distribution center in North America was nearing the end of its lease. Faced with multiple concerns about their ability to meet their 5-year planning horizon goals, they requested assistance from Miebach Consulting to evaluate the existing facility, propose changes to operational procedures based on business needs, and provide a recommendation for renewing the lease or selecting a new location. Due to the impending expiration, Miebach and the client needed to work quickly to find answers.

Three primary concerns were identified as the core of the transformation:

Increasing staging areas for both inbound and outbound – This is a frequent issue in warehouses, and insufficient space for staging can cause a domino-effect of inefficiency that impacts all areas of the facility. 

Eliminating storage of mixed load units – Mixed pallets caused a great deal of difficulty in a facility of this size. A new strategy needed to be identified that is space-efficient yet more accessible.

Improving picking efficiency – Multi-order picking strategies had traditionally worked because it was feasible in a smaller warehouse and picking was only for retail or wholesale orders. The growth of e-commerce orders in recent years, however, made this strategy extremely inefficient in the larger space that was now required.

After a thorough evaluation, Miebach had outlined a solution that would relieve all of these pressure points.  Due to the time constraints, it was recommended that the client use a phased approach to implement the changes. 

First, they moved to a new facility that allowed them to customize the space and layout to accommodate growth and future improvements.  Because of the upcoming peak season, the decision was made to move the operations as-is and wait to implement equipment and procedural changes during a valley in productivity, but to make the switch from mixed pallet to single carton storage immediately. This approach also allowed the client to spread out the necessary investment for the overall project.

Once the peak season had passed, the layout and procedural changes were initiated.  The space was reconfigured to optimize flows, and automation was added in the outbound area with a sorter.  Finally, the transition from multi-order picking to batch picking was implemented, which not only increased the picking efficiency, but also eliminated redundant quality check processes.

To date, the client has achieved multiple results from the transformation, most notably:

  •  Increased ability to prepare and manage peaks and e-commerce events
  • Improved labor performance with enhanced warehouse arrangement and workflows
  •  Increased internal quality control standards for time and accuracy

The results from the changes made to the facility and operations strategy have exceeded the client’s projections and expectations. They’ve increased efficiency and flexibility in all order fulfillment areas – for retail stores, for wholesale partners, and for e-commerce clients.

For further information about this project, please contact Bastian Himmeroeder at himmeroeder@miebach.com



États Unis, 15 août 2017

Miebach Consulting, sur la liste des «Top 100 partners» de SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain est une prestigieuse maison d'édition internationale spécialisée dans l'information concernant la gestion de la chaîne logistique qui publie chaque année une liste des 100 meilleures entreprises du secteur. Miebach Consulting est une des entreprises reprises sur la liste de 2017.

La liste de SupplyChainBrain constitue une reconnaissance annuelle réalisée à partir des résultats d'une enquête en ligne qui a été promue par la maison d'édition et à laquelle ont répondue les professionnels de la chaîne logistique représentant des entreprises d'une grande variété de secteurs. Concrètement, il leur a été demandé de nommer et de voter pour des fournisseurs et des prestataires de services dont la technologie, la logistique, le transport ou les solutions de conseil ont amélioré l'efficience de leurs entreprises.

Comme l'indique Brad Berger, éditeur de SupplyChainBrain : « Pendant 15 ans de suite, SupplyChainBrain a publié la très attendue liste des 100 Grands partenaires de la chaîne logistique, un groupe sélect d'entreprises reconnues par leurs clients pour leur offres  de solutions et de services exceptionnels. Les entreprises incluses sur notre liste peuvent être très fières car il y a eu, cette année, beaucoup de nominations et une forte concurrence dans tous les aspects de la gestion de la chaîne logistique ».

De son côté, Jochen Schuehle, CEO de Miebach Consulting USA et Canada, a déclaré que « nous sommes très satisfaits d'avoir reçu une telle reconnaissance de la part de nos clients car c'est le reflet de notre engagement envers l'excellence. Nous travaillons d'arrache-pied pour garantir le succès des entreprises pour lesquelles nous développons des projets et le fait de recevoir leur reconnaissance représente une énorme récompense ».

La liste complète des « Top 100 partners » a été publiée dans l'édition de juillet/août  2017 de la revue Supply Chain Brain et sur son site web.



Suisse, 04 juillet 2017

Swiss Post étend son réseau d'entrepôts grâce à l'aide de Miebach Consulting

Swiss Post, la société responsable du service postal national suisse, a décidé de préparer ses installations de gestion de colis pour l'avenir en investissant dans la construction de trois nouveaux centres régionaux de distribution situés dans les cantons du Valais, du Tessin et des Grisons. Elle répond ainsi à la forte croissance du commerce électronique et aux besoins de clients de plus en plus exigeants qui souhaitent recevoir leurs achats le plus rapidement possible.

Miebach Consulting Suisse a aidé Swiss Post à développer sa stratégie et fera partie de l'équipe de réalisation des nouveaux centres régionaux destinés à l'envoi de colis.

Comme l'indique Rainer Schulz, directeur général de Miebach Consulting Suisse, « les trois nouveaux centres de Swiss Post répondront aux principaux défis que doit relever le secteur de l'envoi de colis, qui est, par ailleurs, très dynamique et en constante évolution : l'accélération des délais de traitement et l'amélioration des services fournis. La réduction des délais de livraison tout au long de la chaîne permet d'élargir la fenêtre temporelle de traitement des commandes et, par conséquent, de traiter un plus grand nombre de colis ».

Un marché en pleine croissance

En 2016, Swiss Post a livré près de 122 millions de colis, ce qui représente une hausse de 5% par rapport à 2015. Cette augmentation de volume est due en grande partie à la croissance du commerce électronique qui a provoqué à son tour un autre changement :  les acheteurs en ligne veulent recevoir leurs colis le jour même de l'achat, ce qui explique que les livraisons urgentes ont également augmenté (en 2016, les colis urgents ont représenté 50% des envois totaux, tandis qu'il y a 15 ans, ce pourcentage n'atteignait pas 20%).

Titus Butler, le responsable du centre de colis de Swiss Post à Frauenfeld et directeur de projet, affirme: «nous prévoyons une croissance importante et constante du commerce électronique. C'est dans le souci de pouvoir répondre intégralement à la demande prévue après 2020 que nous établissons aujourd'hui les bases du traitement futur des colis en construisant de nouveaux centres régionaux de distribution de colis».

Pour plus d'informations sur ce projet, veuillez prendre contact avec Rainer Schulz (schulz@miebach.com). 

Pour plus d'informations sur Swiss Post, veuillez consulter son site web.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Managerin PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Allemagne, 27 juin 2017

L'étude sur le nearshoring de Miebach le prouve: les entreprises relocalisent aujourd'hui la production à proximité des pays industrialisés

Dans l'actuel monde globalisé des affaires, les exigences sans cesse croissantes des clients concernant les produits et les services ont créé une nouvelle tendance - le nearshoring - qui permet aux entreprises de répondre aux besoins de leurs clients dans des délais plus courts et avec davantage de flexibilité. Miebach Consulting a mené une étude internationale sur cette question dans le but de déterminer en quelle mesure les chaînes logistiques sont affectées par les stratégies de localisation actuelles et futures, d'évaluer les facteurs qui interviennent dans la prise de décision dans ce domaine et de montrer les tendances que les entreprises prévoient pour l'avenir.

Une des principales conclusions de cette étude est que de plus en plus d'entreprises (51 % des participants) rapprochent leur production de leurs marchés au lieu de la délocaliser à l'étranger. Cette étude montre également que ce pourcentage continuera d'augmenter puisque 26 % des entreprises participantes estiment que le nearshoring est une tendance qui aura une grande ou très grande importance dans un avenir proche, devant l'offshoring ou l'onshoring ou production locale (respectivement 22 % et 17 %). Voir figure 1.

Quand on leur a demandé de préciser la stratégie de localisation qu'ils choisiraient et d'indiquer où ils souhaiteraient l'implanter à l'avenir, les répondants ont signalé que la stratégie préférée en Europe sera le nearshoring (69 %), que l'onshoring se consolidera (43 %) en Amérique, tandis que l'offshoring restera la principale tendance dans les pays asiatiques (67 %). Voir figure 2.

« Les procédés modernes de production tiennent largement compte des clients et peuvent constituer un avantage compétitif selon la stratégie de localisation choisie. C'est ici que le nearshoring et l'onshoring prennent toute leur importance pour les entreprises. Ainsi, la population habitant dans les principales régions économiques pourra bénéficier de la création d'emplois résultant d'une production fabriquée à proximité des marchés. » - Bernd Müller-Dauppert, Membre du conseil d'administration, Miebach Consulting GmbH.

Les participants à l'étude prévoient que les chaînes logistiques vont devenir de plus en plus complexes à cause des tendances du nearshoring et de l'onshoring. Le processus de sélection d'une stratégie optimale de localisation et, partant de l'emplacement idéal, exige une vision intégrale à la fois de la chaîne logistique et des réseaux de production.

Au total, 127 entreprises de différents secteurs ont participé à l'étude. Environ un tiers des participants sont établis en Amérique du Nord et du Sud, tandis que les deux autres tiers sont installés en Europe.

L'étude complète peut être obtenue gratuitement auprès de Miebach Consulting en contactant M. Ralf Hoffmann (hoffmann@miebach.com).


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Allemagne, 05 avril 2017

Centre Logistique de Geberit: Le centre logistique agrandi à Pfullendorf commence à opérer

Geberit a considérablement agrandi le centre logistique existant à Pfullendorf (sud de l'Allemagne) et le nouveau bâtiment vient de commencer ses opérations. Geberit a investi 40 millions d'euros dans l’accroissement de ses capacités et  regrouper toutes ses  opérations logistiques. La société a implanté dans cette installation un concept permettant le stockage de tubes allant jusqu'à 6 mètres de long avec  des postes de travail automatisés. Miebach Consulting a  réalisé  le projet en tant que maître d’œuvre général du concept à la réalisation et la mise en service.

L'agrandissement du centre logistique permettra au groupe Geberit d'approvisionner ses clients avec la plus grande efficacité et la plus haute fiabilité. La flexibilité du système logistique garantit avec le savoir-faire, une évolution rapide en  face des défis logistiques en constante mouvance. Le centre logistique est désormais en ligne avec les objectifs de croissance de la société.

Ralf Braun, directeur de logistique de Geberit Logistik GmbH, a déclaré : « Cela fait six ans que Miebach Consulting a commencé à nous soutenir pendant les phases de planification et de réalisation de notre entrepôt central. Ils nous ont à nouveau convaincus en nous apportant leur expérience exceptionnelle, leur capacité de piloter des projets pluridisciplinaires  efficace et une gestion optimale du projet d’extension.

Le projet a été exécuté avec succès, dans les délais et en respectant le budget fixé grâce à la bonne collaboration entre toutes les parties ».

Hendrik Weiß, directeur de projets de Miebach Consulting, a ajouté : « La réussite de l'agrandissement du bâtiment est dû à un excellent  niveau de communication et de coordination entre les différentes disciplines comme entre  les zones logistiques destinées aux palettes, aux conteneurs et aux pièces  longues. En tant que maître d’œuvre  général, nous avons été linterlocuteur central dans le projet et nous sommes parvenus à minimiser le risque du projet tout en obtenant une solution globale optimale ».

Objectif efficience
En ce qui concerne les flux de marchandises, le centre logistique jouit d'une situation idéale pour approvisionner les clients de l'entreprise d'une façon plus efficiente aussi bien du point de vue économique qu'écologique. C'est ainsi que les marchandises sont groupées dans les centres de production et sont transportées en camion à Pfullendorf. Sur place, les processus automatisés se chargent de consolider les livraisons de produits et d'approvisionner les clients de façon performante  et dans les délais. Tous les processus ont été optimisés et adaptés aux besoins des clients, des fournisseurs et des usines de Geberit ainsi qu'aux flux internes.

Expédition de marchandises longues au départ de Pfullendorf
L'agrandissement du centre logistique permet également d'expédier tous les produits des systèmes de tuyauteries de Geberit Mapress au départ de Pfullendorf grâce au développement d'un tout nouveau concept de stockage, de préparation et d'expédition. Le concept général inclut également un entrepôt automatisé de petites pièces, un nouvel entrepôt à grande hauteur, une zone de traitement avec des postes de travail automatisés et l'agrandissement de la zone d'expédition. Cette infrastructure logistique s'étend désormais sur une superficie totale de 60 000 mètres carrés.

Une vidéo de Geberit sur le centre logistique agrandi à Pfullendorf est disponible ici : https://youtu.be/bzqFJXsl9KM

Pour plus d'informations et de photos, veuillez consulter le site www.geberit.de/logistik

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez contacter :

Geberit AG
Schachenstrasse 77, CH-8645 Jona
Roman Sidler, Corporate Communications
Tél. +41 (0)55 221 69 47

Sur Geberit
Le groupe Geberit est présent dans le monde entier et est un leader européen dans le domaine des produits sanitaires. Geberit opère comme un groupe intégré et possède une présence importante dans la plupart des pays européens où il apporte une valeur ajoutée unique dans le domaine de la technologie et de la céramique sanitaires. Son réseau de production compte 33 centres de production dont 6 sont situés outre-mer. Le groupe possède son siège à Rapperswil-Jona, en Suisse. Avec quelque 12 000 employés distribués dans plus de 40 pays, Geberit a généré un chiffre d'affaires de 2,8 milliards de CHF en 2016. Les actions de Geberit sont cotées sur la SIX Swiss Exchange et ont été intégrées depuis 2012 dans l'indice SMI (Swiss Market Index).


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Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Dubaï, 15 mars 2017

Miebach Consulting inaugure de nouveaux bureaux à Dubaï

L'énorme croissance qu'ont connue ces dernières années les secteurs des biens de consommation, de l'après-vente, de l'industrie et de l'électronique, du retail et des produits pharmaceutiques dans la région a considérablement élevé le besoin de disposer de chaînes logistiques et d'entrepôts qui soient efficients et ultra-modernes. Cette situation a poussé Miebach Consulting, qui opérait déjà dans la région, à ouvrir ses propres bureaux à Dubaï afin de se rapprocher de ses clients locaux.

La direction générale de Miebach Consulting DMCC est assurée par Julian Maasmann, qui possède une longue expérience dans le domaine du conseil en chaînes logistiques destiné à des clients nationaux et internationaux, et des projets de planification d'entrepôts.

M. Maasmann explique que « notre équipe d'ingénierie de chaîne logistique à Dubaï soutien les entreprises locales et mondiales, et collabore de façon étroite avec notre bureau en Arabie saoudite. Le positionnement stratégique de cet emplacement bénéficie à nos clients dans toute la région du Golfe et étend notre présence au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Asie ».

Après l'ouverture de ce nouveau site, le Groupe Miebach compte désormais 24 sièges. Dans ce sens, Jürgen Hess, CEO du groupe Miebach Consulting, affirme que « l'objectif de notre internationalisation est de fournir des services de conseil de haute qualité aux entreprises au sein d'un réseau mondial fondé sur des normes mondiales. Nous sommes contents de voir que les services que nous proposons sont très bien accueillis et nous prévoyons un développement positif du Groupe Miebach ».

Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'informations sur notre bureau à Dubaï ou sur tout autre projet de collaboration, veuillez contacter Julian Maasmann (maasmann@miebach.com).


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


USA, 01 mars 2017

Connect with Miebach at ProMat 2017

Manufacturing and supply chain professionals from all over the world will come together to find solutions to take their supply chain to the next level of success at this year's ProMat, held at Chicago's McCormick Place April 3-6. Over 850 solution providers will showcase their latest technologies, offer hands-on demonstrations, and foster business partnerships and networking.

Visit Miebach in Booth #S3683 - if you'd like to set up a private appointment with one of our experts, please fill out our Contact form.

Be sure to join us on for our presentation "Designing the Ideal Supply Chain Network for the Future", co-presented by LLamasoft. In our discussion, we'll share best practices and case studies on how to take strategic business plans, develop them into future supply chain requirements, and design a solution that will support the needs of tomorrow.

The seminar will be presented twice:

Wednesday April 5, 3-3:45pm, Theater C

Thursday April 6, 10:30-11:15am, Theater I

Additionally, ProMat attendees have the opportunity to gain access to the neighboring show – Automate 2017 – at no additional charge or registration!  Here you’ll find automation solutions that can make your operations function more profitably.

Register HERE for ProMat 2017. 



Germany, 24 février 2017

LogiMAT 2017: International logistics trade fair in the heart of Europe

LogiMAT, the international trade fair for distribution, materials handling and information flow, will welcome visitors from 14 - 16 March 2017. International exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector will be coming together at the new exhibition center at Stuttgart Airport to discuss logistics innovations and to find new business partners.

Miebach Consulting will be again part of this logistics fair. We are looking forward to your visit at our booth in hall 3, No. 3C08.

A highlight of this year’s Miebach booth will be the topic virtual reality in logistics - which will be presented "hands on" and discussed on all three event days at the Miebach booth. 

Furthermore we invite you to discuss the following industry and supply chain specific topics with our experts:

Industries: FMCG / Pharma / Chemical
Topics: Simulation of complex logistics structures, supply chains and logistics centers as well as presentation of results of our chemical logistics study

Industries:  Automotive / Manufacturing & High-Tech
Topics:  After sales services & integrated production and logistics systems in times of digitization

Industries:  Fashion / Retail
Topics: Optimization of distribution networks & state-of-the-art warehouse concepts

We are looking forward to your visit in Hall 3, No. 3C08. For personal appointments please contact Ralf Hoffmann (phone: +49 69 273992-34 or via email hoffmann@miebach.com).  


Further information about the LogiMAT you will find here


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Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


France, 21 février 2017

Miebach Consulting ouvre un nouveau bureau en France

Miebach Consulting, une des principales sociétés internationales de conseil en chaîne logistique, renforce sa présence en Europe en ouvrant un nouveau bureau en France. Miebach assiste des sociétés françaises depuis de nombreuses années, mais a toujours eu recours à des équipes rattachées à d'autres bureaux régionaux tels que l'Espagne et l'Allemagne. Le développement d'opportunités du marché a amené cette société de Conseil et d'ingénierie à ouvrir un bureau à Paris pour développer sa collaboration avec les clients en France.

Le bureau français sera dirigé par Philippe Lavoué, qui possède plus de 20 ans d'expérience en tant que consultant et ingénieur logistique. Il a mené plus de 80 projets liés à la stratégie logistique et à la conception d'entrepôts. Son expérience en matière de conseil couvre également les projets multimodaux et de logistique urbaine.

M. Lavoué a signalé que "Miebach Consulting est un groupe unique en Europe avec 320 ingénieurs et consultants en logistique répartis dans le monde entier et désormais en France. Nous pouvons répondre aux attentes de groupes leader ou d'entreprises locales en matière de stratégie européenne ou mondiale et nous sommes en mesure d'exécuter des projets pour l'étranger, des études amonts à la mise en service, avec nos propres ressources".

Établie en 1973 en Allemagne, Miebach Consulting fournit des services tout au long de la chaîne d'approvisionnement et a développé avec succès près de 10 000 projets et solutions logistiques. Le réseau mondial et l'expérience multisectorielle de la société nous donnent une force incomparable et nous apportent des connaissances approfondies qui nous permettent de formuler des solutions innovantes pour relever les défis de la chaîne logistique. Miebach dispose d'un réseau mondial d'experts qui possèdent des connaissances locales, aussi bien sectorielles que fonctionnelles, pour soutenir des projets. La société possède 21 sites, notamment à Katowice (Pologne), Barcelone, Milan, Indianapolis, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, etc., ainsi qu'un siège à Francfort.


Contact

Philippe Lavoué

Manager France

Tél + 33 771 730667

E-mail lavoue@miebach.com


Mexique, 18 février 2017

Nouveau projet de regroupement d'opérations pour Merck et Sigma-Aldrich

Merck, groupe allemand leader dans le développement de la technologie en chimie et en produit pharmaceutiques (dans les unités opérationnelles de Healthcare, Life Science et Performance Materials), a annoncé fin 2015 l'acquisition de Sigma-Aldrich, une entreprise américaine dédiée à l'élaboration de produits chimiques et de recherche. Pour mettre en œuvre cette consolidation, qui concerne plusieurs pays, Merck a collaboré  avec son partenaire Miebach Consulting à travers sa filiale mexicaine, afin de concevoir et de dimensionner son futur Centre de distribution. 

Miebach a analysé les flux d'entrée et de sortie des deux entreprises (information des 12 derniers mois) ainsi que le stock et la quantité de positions.   

Après avoir analysé la situation actuelle, le volume de l'opération a été extrapolé à un horizon futur (2020 et 2024) pour chaque type de produit et d'unité opérationnelle. Tout ceci dans le but d'analyser différents scénarios d'intégration en fonction des niveaux d’investissement.

C'est ainsi que MIebach a élaboré et comparé différentes solutions en prévoyant des zones particulières pour les marchandises dangereuses , ou en température contrôlée,  ainsi que des zones de stockage de haute densité pour les petits produits. Il a été pris comme base des normes d’environnement, santé et sécurité (EHS) locales (NOM) et internationales (NFPA) ainsi que des directives de la société Merck.

Après avoir validé ces configurations, Miebach a estimé les investissements correspondant au bâtiment et à l’aménagement du terrain, à l'ingénierie logistique et informatique ainsi que les coûts  d’exploitation. Une différence d'à peine 7 % dans le coût total séparait l'investissement du scénario le plus complet de celui du scénario le plus conservateur.

D'après Thalía Bernal, responsable des opérations ISC de la sous-région Mexico, le fait de collaborer avec Miebach Consulting dans un projet de cette envergure a été une expérience très enrichissant au vie de la détermination de Miebach , dès le début, à développer et porter le projet, malgré les restrictions de temps imposées. L'expérience de Miebach  dans des projets semblables  avec des contraintes identiques comme sur les produits dangereux  et le travail réalisé en collaboration très étroite avec les équipes Merck a  permis  d'offrir une solution  logistique d’excellence  dont bénéficieront  les  clients. 


Contact

Philippe Lavoué

Manager France

Tél + 33 771 730667

E-mail lavoue@miebach.com


Allemagne, 27 janvier 2017

Quels sont les facteurs de succès de l'externalisation?

Miebach Consulting développe actuellement (avec la collaboration du journal allemand spécialisé en logistique DVZ) la 7e édition de son étude d'externalisation destinée aux responsables de la supply chain issus aussi bien du secteur industriel que du secteur de la prestation de services.

L'objectif est d'identifier l'état actuel de l'externalisation logistique, ses critères, ses approches et ses facteurs de succès. Elle est menée dans plusieurs pays simultanément, ce qui permettra d'obtenir des données très représentatives sur la situation actuelle.

Comme l'indique le Dr Klaus-Peter Jung, membre du comité exécutif de Miebach Consulting, "Nous avons mené des études sur l'externalisation à des intervalles réguliers pendant 20 ans, ce qui signifie que les résultats obtenus représentent non seulement un baromètre temporel de la sous-traitance, mais indiquent également les tendances du marché à long terme en apportant des données réelles très utiles ".

Toutes les entreprises qui souhaitent participer à cette étude peuvent le faire jusqu'au 6 mars en répondant au questionnaire qui correspond à leurs activités commerciales:

Miebach Consulting s'engage à traiter de façon confidentielle l'information fournie par les participants et à l'utiliser de façon anonyme. Les participants recevront une copie du rapport des résultats en guise de remerciement pour leur participation.


Contact

Philippe Lavoué

Manager France

Tél + 33 771 730667

E-mail lavoue@miebach.com


Allemagne, 03 décembre 2016

Futurs défis. L’étude 2016 de Miebach sur le secteur pharmaceutique révèle des tendances dans la chaîne logistique

Le dossier de la nouvelle étude du secteur pharmaceutique que Miebach a réalisée en 2016 avec 256 participants vient d'être rendue publique. Les résultats montrent que l'industrie pharmaceutique accorde désormais une importance nettement plus importante que par le passé à la « Supply chain » et à la logistique. Les principaux enjeux dans la logistique du secteur pharmaceutique sont la visibilité de la chaîne d'approvisionnement de bout en bout et l'optimisation des réseaux de distribution. Le volume croissant de produits avec une chaine du froid, et la sérialisation des codes de produits constituent d'autres défis que doivent relever les directeurs de la chaine logistique.

« Notre étude européenne indique clairement que la plupart des sociétés pharmaceutiques voient le marché européen comme une région unique dans la mesure où les frontières nationales deviennent de moins en moins importantes, sauf en ce qui concerne les législations ou les canaux de distribution spécifiques »,  explique Martin Eckert, expert et directeur de Global Pharma, Miebach Consulting. L'optimisation du réseau de distribution a acquis une importance croissante (de 76 % à 86 %). Les initiatives visent de nombreux objectifs et notamment celui de transformer les nombreux réseaux nationaux existants en un réseau européen transparent et plus efficient.

Des aspects tels que l'amélioration de la gestion des fournisseurs (86 %), la visibilité de la chaîne d'approvisionnement de bout en bout (93 %), l'amélioration de la précision des prévisions (84 %) et le suivi et le traçage (82 %) sont quelques exemples des questions qui revêtent la plus grande importance aux yeux du management et qui sont en ligne avec l'étude précédente que Miebach avait réalisée en 2012. L'optimisation à travers l'automatisation (64 %), l'externalisation (62 %) et la construction de nouveaux entrepôts conformément aux directrices de bonnes pratiques (54 %) sont également des facteurs importants. 

Le rapport complet de l'étude qui comprend des recommandations sur les mesures à prendre (en anglais) est disponible ici.


Contact

Philippe Lavoué

Manager France

Tél + 33 7 71 73 06 67

E-mail lavoue@miebach.com


Allemagne, 02 décembre 2016

Schaeffler investit 120 millions d’euros dans son entrepôt central

Schaeffler a décidé de moderniser la logistique de sa division industrielle en optimisant les processus et en augmentant sa capacité de livraison dans le but de servir ses clients encore plus vite et plus fiable. La cérémonie de pose de la première pierre du nouvel entrepôt central à Kitzingen symbolise la réussite de cette prochaine étape. Miebach Consulting a participé à la conception et au dimensionnement du site  logistique, et interviendra également comme ingénierie pour  la phase de réalisation.

Cette cérémonie de pose de la première pierre de la construction a eu lieu le 5 octobre au ConneKT-Park et a réuni des représentants de Schaeffler, des entreprises concernées, Max Bögl/Mauss Bau (ARGE) et SSI Schäfer, et Stefan Güntner, le maire de Kitzingen.

Oliver Jung, le directeur de Production, Logistique et Achats de Schaeffler, a déclaré: « Nous avons choisi spécifiquement Kitzingen pour notre entrepôt central de part sa très bonne position et nous en mesurons toute son ampleur »

Les premières livraisons de produits à nos clients  démarreront à  mi-2018. Près de 200 personnes travailleront dans le nouvel entrepôt central et le montant total des investissements s'élève à quelque 120 millions d'euros.

 Le chef de projet, Gregor Luft, affirme « le nouvel entrepôt central de Kitzingen est la touche finale de notre projet logistique pour la division industrielle. Notre objectif est de moderniser les activités logistiques, en particulier dans la division industrielle, afin d'optimiser les processus existants et d'augmenter notre performance de distribution ».

Du côté de Miebach Consulting, Christian Bauersfeld, le directeur du projet, a déclaré : «Dans la phase de conception amont, Nous nous sommes particulièrement concentrés sur l’ergonomie et l’efficacité des postes de travail  mais également sur les potentialités modulaires d’extension du site».

Siège central du réseau européen des entrepôts

Le nouvel entrepôt central de Schaeffler sera le siège social de la direction Supply Chain de la société. Le réseau européen de distribution compte d’ores et déjà deux entrepôts centraux : un entrepôt situé à Arlandastad (Suède), qui dessert le nord de l'Europe, et un autre entrepôt situé à Carisio (Italie), qui dessert le sud de l'Europe. Le premier a été inauguré en mars 2015, tandis que le second est entré en service en mai 2016. Depuis lors, ces deux entrepôts ont desservi les produits à leurs clients d'une façon rapide et fiable.

Le nouveau centre de distribution de Kitzingen couvrira une superficie utile de 15 000 mètres carrés, dont une partie sera construite sur une mezzanine, et offrira un espace d'entreposage total de 22 000 mètres carrés. Le stockage grande hauteur de  38 mètres avec 28 000 emplacements palettes, et l'entrepôt automatisé, avec ses 93 000 emplacements de bacs, alimentent les postes de travail  « Pick & Pack » à l'aide d'un système de manutention au sol. Les produits standards de Schaeffler seront livrés dans un délai de 24 - 48 heures suivant la réception de la commande, qui pourra être préparée jusqu'à deux heures avant le départ des camions.

Prochaines étapes

Les travaux de terrassement et de génie civil seront exécutés pendant les deux mois à venir et la fin de la construction du bâtiment est prévue pour mai 2017. L'inauguration officielle aura lieu fin 2017.


Contact

Philippe Lavoué

Manager France

Tél + 33 771 730667

E-mail lavoue@miebach.com


USA, Canada, 03 novembre 2016

Nearshoring Study Expands to Include US and Canada

Increasing customer demands on product and service in today's globalized society are creating a new trend: nearshoring. The more localized production within the framework of nearshoring enables companies to respond to customer needs with shorter delivery times and higher flexibility.

Miebach Consulting began conducting a survey in July in Europe and Latin America to explore how the supply chain can be aligned to implement nearshoring efficiently. The study assesses the relevant factors for supporting the decision and give an outlook on future tendencies.

Due to the nature of the early findings, Miebach has expanded the survey to include the US and Canada to gather additional information from companies in this geographic region.

Market participants in the logistics and manufacturing industries are encouraged to take part in this survey. The online questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete. All submitted information is strictly confidential and will serve exclusively as base of data for the empirical part of our anonymized study. The survey will be available until end of November 2016. Link to online questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/NearShoringCNDandUS

In return for your participation, respondents will receive the complete results report.

For further inquiries please contact Bernd Müller-Dauppert, director of the market segment manufacturing & high-tech (e-mail: mueller-dauppert@miebach.com).


Contact

Ellen Wood

Marketing Assistant

Tél +1 317 423-3126

E-mail wood@miebach.com


México, 29 juillet 2016

NEW OPERATING MODEL FOR L'Oréal DISTRIBUTION CENTER

L'Oréal is a global leader in the production and distribution of cosmetics and personal care products, present in 140 countries with a unique portfolio of 32 international and complementary brands. Currently L'Oreal Mexico is conducting a reengineering project at its distribution center, also known as Centrex, with the aim of extending its life by increasing storage density, since its current storage capacity cannot meet the increase estimated by the business units flows. In this situation, the company requested a proposal from Miebach Consulting professional services to determine the new operating model of the distribution center for the next 10 years at lower cost.

The project was divided into three stages, first to determine the base size for the next 10 years and evaluating alternative reductions in Centrex stock by creating regional warehouses or by separating business units.

Subsequently, 2 storage techniques were chosen to handle the products of the 5 divisions found in Centrex: 16% of the positions will remain as a simple selective for goods exported to box level, 1% for flammable products and the remaining 83% narrow technique for storage of products of the 5 divisions hall was recommended.

A new area will also be implemented in Centrex to double the picking unit, which will result in increased picking fronts and release positions in racks to implement the technique mentioned above narrow corridor.

The last stage is the implementation plan, in 4 phases over the next 10 years. For each year the investments required by L'Oreal Mexico and for each phase activities and modifications to the operation necessary for the implementation of the proposed techniques mentioned are outlined.

As a result of the project, a storage technique which allows an increase of at least 20% in the pallet storage capacity in selected positions. Also, the new operating model will allow a reduction of up to 25% of the projected cost per unit processed in Centrex.

More information about L'Oréal Mexico on its website.

More information about the project: ribas@miebach.com



Germany, 28 juillet 2016

Start of the Miebach survey on nearshoring

The ever-growing customer demands on product and service in today's globalized society are the reason for a new trend: nearshoring. The local production within the framework of nearshoring enables companies to respond to customer needs with shorter delivery times and higher flexibility.

By conducting this survey, Miebach Consulting will investigate how the supply chain can be aligned to implement nearshoring efficiently. The study assesses the relevant factors for supporting the decision and give an outlook on future tendencies.

Market participants in the logistics and manufacturing industries are encouraged to take part in this survey. The online questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete. All submitted information is strictly confidential and will serve exclusively as base of data for the empirical part of our anonymized study. The survey will be available until end of November 2016. Link to online questionnaire: https://de.surveymonkey.com/r/study-nearshoring 

In return for your participation, respondents will receive the complete results report.

For further inquiries please contact Bernd Müller-Dauppert, director of the market segment manufacturing & high-tech (e-mail: mueller-dauppert@miebach.com).


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


México, 28 juillet 2016

MIEBACH CONSULTING MEXICO: SUPPORT DURING THE TRANSITION TO NESTLE ICE CREAM VALLEJO

Grupo Herdez Mexican is a multinational company dedicated to the food and beverage industry which has positioned itself as the undisputed leader in the market, including frozen yogurt. It occupies one of the first places in the category of Mexican food in the United States. Following its recent purchase by the Nestlé Ice Cream division, they asked Miebach Consulting Mexico a proposal for the optimal solution for the integration of its operations, number of locations, and flow storage capabilities, as well as the definition of an optimal operation scheme to manage integrated finished product flows.

Diagnosis of the situation, current flow and the development of support for the closure of operations on the premises of Nestlé before December 1, 2015 served as key inputs to define the best solution for facilities design, as well as the feasibility and adaptations of existing facilities.

The draft layouts were designed to expand the storage finished plant in Lagos de Moreno, and the adaptation of the new Distribution Center in Vallejo, while the operations facilities covered the flow and inventories of finished products from Ice Cream Nestle, from the receipt of production plants, storage, order picking / shipping, shipping to transport customers and distribution. For the operations in the Regional CD Culiacan, Monterrey and Tijuana, cross-docking was taken as the standard to be replicated in the rest of the network. Auxiliary areas, such as yard and closure trucks, battery charging equipment, cold areas, administrative offices, and restrooms / locker were also included in the designs.

During the project, the design supported operations-critical nodes of the national network of distribution of ice cream and closing operations in Nestle facilities prior to the dates involved in the purchase. 

As a result of the project they were obtained the following benefits:

- The number of positions and required capacities were increased by 70%

- 5 locations analyzed with their respective flows and required capabilities

More information about Grupo Herdez on its website.

More information about the project: ribas@miebach.com



Germany, United Kingdom, 06 juillet 2016

Global supply chain consultancy expands into UK

Miebach Consulting has entered the UK market with an office in Maidstone, Kent. The expansion not only affords companies in the UK better access to Miebach's services, but the strategic location also enables global companies to draw on its resources to better connect with the UK and Europe.

The UK office will be managed by Peter Surtees, former Kimberley-Clark European Supply Chain Director, who was awarded the prestigious CILT Sir Robert Lawrence Award for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the profession of logistics in 2010.

Peter said: "Miebach is an excellent company that I am proud to bring to the UK. We take a holistic approach to a client's supply chain, with strategy, business processes and logistics all equally important. Our cross-border reach will be especially useful as the fallout from the 'Brexit' referendum forces companies to redress their international supply chain management to comply with new rules and regulations."

Established in Germany in 1973, Miebach Consulting provides services across the end-to-end supply chain. The company's global network and multi-sector experience provides an unrivaled strength and depth of knowledge for formulating innovative solutions to customer supply chain challenges. Miebach employs a worldwide network of experts with local knowledge, both sector and functional, to support projects. The company's 20 office locations include Indianapolis, Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Bangalore, Dammam and a head office in Germany. For further information: www.miebach.com/en/company/. For enquiries please contact Peter Surtees: surtees@miebach.com, +44 1622 683118.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Portugal, 01 juillet 2016

Miebach Participates in the 3rd International Health Seminar Organized by GS1 Portugal

Global head of the pharmaceutical sector at Miebach Consulting, Martin Eckert, participated at the International Health Seminar held in Lisbon on June 23rd. Mr. Eckert presented the primary findings of the study on trends in the pharmaceutical industry which has been recently developed by the company on a European level.

The objective of the seminar, attended by over 70 participants, was to bring together key players and stakeholders in the value chain of health in Portugal, together for the first time after the publication of Counterfeit Medicines Directive (2011/62 / EU), which sets the guidelines for serialization of medicines and which takes effect in less than three years.

Martin Eckert was one of the speakers of the day and focused his lecture on the results of the pharmaceutical logistics study developed by Miebach Consulting. According to that study, some of the highlights for the pharmaceutical industry are the impact of the latest amendments to the guidelines of the GdP since November 2013 (76% of respondents), the product counterfeit (74%) and two measures to combat it: the implementation of tracking and tracing systems (82%) and serialization (73%). Serialization is one of the issues that generate greater concern, as it is still a pending challenge by the lack of information and the short timeframe announced for implementation.

Eckert spoke about the implications of the implementation of the new EU directive on the supply chains of the pharmaceutical industry, concerning the scope of products, the responsibilities of different key players, the specific requirements of each country, the need to increase visibility across the supply chain and the deliveries in the different channels.

The program of the day included many other conferences by: Guy Villax, President of the RX-360 consortium and CEO of Hovione, Tania Snioch, Director of Health of the global office of GS1, Joan Cahill, Pfizer (representing EPFIA ), Nuno Loureiro, CHLN logistics director, Ana Margarida Freitas, from José de Mello Saúde, Henrique Gil Martins, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the PMSC, Rui Ivo, vice president of Infarmed, etc.

 

About GS1 Portugal

(CODIPOR - Portuguese Association identification and product coding)

GS1 Portugal - CODIPOR - is the entity that introduced bar codes in Portugal 30 years ago. It is a private, neutral, non-profit organization and also member of the global organization GS1. Founded in 1985 by producers and distributors, it is currently leading the development of standards and best business practices, acting as a facilitator of the value chain.

GS1 Portugal is one of the largest business associations in Portugal, bringing together approximately 7,700 member companies, from raw material producers to distributors, including brand manufacturers, industry associations and technology providers - in order to develop, adopt and implement global standards revolutionize the way we do business.

More information: http://www.gs1pt.org



United States, 29 avril 2016

Miebach Participates in MODEX 2016

Earlier this month in Atlanta, GA, Miebach was pleased to participate once again at MODEX, sponsored by MHI.  The largest international expo of its kind held in North America and acclaimed as the “greatest supply chain show on Earth”, it attracted nearly 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries and six continents.

Over 800 exhibitors were featured, covering all areas of the supply chain from equipment and IT systems, material handling, and logistics solutions for manufacturing, assembly and distribution.

In addition to speaking with many attendees during the 4 day event in our booth, Miebach presented three educational seminars.  Nearly 100 sessions regarding current trends, best practices, high-tech equipment and leading technology solutions were available throughout the week.

Our session, “Designing the Ideal Supply Chain Network for the Future” presented on both Tuesday and Thursday with Jason Brewer from Llamasoft, was very impactful for attendees. One gentleman claimed "it was the best presentation he had ever seen at a supply chain conference", and that it "completely changed the way he would approach his supply chain." Our third session, “Falling Barriers and Trends with Automation in North America” was equally well attended and received. 

Video of the session presentations are available and can be requested by email from wood@miebach.com


Contact

Ellen Wood

Marketing Assistant

Tél 317-432-3126

E-mail wood@miebach.com


Germany, 18 avril 2016

Challenges ahead! Miebach pharma study 2016 reveals supply chain trends

The study brochure about the new Miebach pharma survey 2016 with 256 participants is now available. The results show: The pharmaceutical industry is giving its supply chain and logistics a much greater importance than in the past. The top subjects in the pharmaceutical logistics are end-to-end supply chain visibility and optimizing the distribution networks. The increasing volume of refrigerated and frozen products and serialization of product codes are further challenges supply chain managers are facing. 

“Our European study clearly shows that most pharmaceutical companies see the European market as a whole region, while national borders are becoming less important, except for specific legislation or distribution channels” – says Martin Eckert, Global Pharma Expert & Director, Miebach Consulting. Optimization of the distribution network has grown very much in importance (from 76 % to 86 %). The initiatives are aiming to transform many national networks into one more efficient and transparent European network, alongside with other many issues.

Topics like improving supplier management (86 %), end-to-end supply chain visibility (93 %), improving forecasting accuracy (84 %) and track & trace (82 %) are some of the most significant issues for the management, very much in line with the previous Miebach pharma study from 2012. Optimization through automation (64 %), outsourcing (62 %) and constructing new warehouses compliant with GxP guidelines (54 %) are also important topics. 

The full study report including derived recommendations for action (in English language) can be obtained here.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Germany, 11 mars 2016

Successful résumé of LogiMAT 2016

The international logistics fair, LogiMAT, has ended with a record attendance of 43,000 interested visitors. For Miebach Consulting, the fair was also very succesful: with guests from Benelux, Germany, Saudi-Arabia and Spain, internationality could be experienced and new opportunities for collaboration were discussed. 

On the second trade fair day FRIATEC, specialists for pipeline joining technology, gave a best-practice speech together with Miebach Consulting about "FRIATEC next generation logistics and products - efficiency with a new Miebach solution". Markus Marsch, representative head of the logistics division at FRIATEC, gave insights into planning and implementation of the new, highly dynamic logistics center at the company headquarters in Mannheim. Bernhard Stock, member of the management board at Miebach, illustrated highlights and added-value of the innovative solution.  

"The logistics center assures our future growth and meets the demanding service level with faster order throughput time for our customers." – said Markus Marsch about the advantages of the new DC. 

FRIATEC decided to commission Miebach Consulting as general planner to bundle responsibility of logistics and construction planning and implementation to ensure an ideal overall solution regarding logistics and invest at the same time.

With an area of 4,400 square meters and a height of 35 meters, the plant provides space for approximately 12,000 pallets. Five storage and retrieval systems move between the 21 levels of the automated high bay warehouse. Fast supply times achieve a utilization level of 97% at picking work stations. 

Further information about the LogiMAT trade fair can be found on the event homepage


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Germany, 03 mars 2016

Launch of new Miebach website

Miebach Consulting, a global supply chain engineering leader, announced today the launch of their newly updated website. The redesigned site offers our visitors a robust and comprehensive look on all devices into the various services that Miebach provides through updated content and a number of project excerpts. The new site enables a much more customizable experience, to learn about the Miebach services for a particular industry, a specific aspect of the supply chain, and their international team of consultants. 

“Challenge meet Solution”

With the relaunch, Miebach wants to strengthen their global brand with new slogans about how we work with customers, as well as focusing on our internationality. The new site content is published in three primary languages, English, German and Spanish, to reach a wider range of readers. Additionally, location information is available for each of their 18 countries in the local language or dialect. This focus on reaching local customers underscores Miebach’s commitment to making global supply chain solutions available to every client. 

“We are happy to announce the launch of our new website. It will strengthen our Miebach brand and create an increased user experience. Our intention was to offer a very quick and individual glance on information according to our clients’ needs and to easily reach out to global and local contact persons with ideal expertise for answering their questions.” 
- Jürgen Hess, CEO of Miebach Consulting Group, responsible for Asia, Europe and USA.

Jorge Motjé, CEO of Miebach Consulting Group, responsible for the Latin American region and Spain, adds: 

 “With the launch of a state-of-the-art website we hope to convey in a more professional and interactive way the full potential that our company offers its customers. The new website will be our primary channel to communicate our thought leadership in supply chain engineering and to support our social media activities”

Miebach’s new website will be regularly updated with local news items, events where we are participating, awards, recent projects, and downloadable content such as market studies and whitepapers. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new site at www.miebach.com. 


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

Manager PR & Marketing

Tél +49 69 273992-0

E-mail tillmanns@miebach.com


Argentina, 22 février 2016

Retailer Falabella Argentina optimises distribution center to meet e-commerce requirements

In line with the development of new sales and distribution channels the retailer Falabella Argentina decided to optimize its distribution center located in Benavídez (Buenos Aires area). Miebach Consulting Argentina supported Falabella from concept planning to implementation.
 
Within the 17,000 m² distribution center (DC), the project team incorporated a specific area of 5,000 m² on two levels, designed to meet the logistics requirements of e-commerce orders, also called multi- or omni-channel operations. To achieve this, Miebach Consulting Argentina designed a masterplan for the entire site, and supported tendering and construction in 2013. The optimized DC has been inaugurated on 8 April 2014.
 
Project manager Martin Layun, director of Miebach Consulting Argentina, states: “Falabella Argentina manages a stable average of 17,000 SKUs, while throughout the year they may reach 80,000 SKUs. With the new e-commerce area, Falabella Argentina is now able to meet future growth requirements in the omni-channel business.”
 
The e-commerce area consists of a mezzanine on two levels – the area is equipped with a conveyor belt with five picking stations. Picking is done in plastic buckets which are conveyed to the packing station. There, packing in cartons for distribution as well as customizing is done (eg. adding cards, ribbons or decorations). After that, the carton will be automatically classified for shipping (12 outputs) or will be conveyed to an area of consolidation (e.g. if the order combines a small product from this picking area with a large one, from a different area).
 
The order can be delivered directly to the customer's address, or will be transported to a branch of the logistics operator or to a point of sale of Falabella.
 
For more information about the project, please contact: layun@miebach.com
 
Please find more information about Falabella Argentina on their website.


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Tél +34 93 2401-300

E-mail serrat@miebach.com


Germany, 17 novembre 2015

The worker as success factor

The 5th Miebach Theme day Fashion and Lifestyle focused on the worker as success factor. A critical comparative advantage in the Supply Chain of Fashion and Lifestyle enterprises are highly motivated employees and an efficient organization. However, the worker as a success factor for Supply Chain Excellence is often not recognized. The 5th Miebach Fashion & Lifestyle day on November 19th, 2015 was dedicated to this subject and presented strategies and measurements, how workers, technology and organization can ideally be coordinated. A total of 30 participants – fashion retailer and 3PLs - came together to the conference at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel.

“Ideal” organization, launch management, motivators – factors for satisfied and efficiently working employees


How organizational resilience can be used to find an answer to the challenges of the VUCA world (VUCA = volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) was illustrated by Thomas Krebs, responsible for the competence field Supply Chain Processes. The development and maintenance of a, in the sense of resilience, ideal logistics organization must be understood as a permanent management business. This change management should equally take strategy, culture and organization into account. The involvement of employees is highly important, in all phases. “Only joint understanding enables to work on a qualitative difference to the current process state and to fill this with life, even after implementation”, said Thomas Krebs.

Launch management was subject of the lecture of Markus Sauer, Consultant in the competence field People & Organization. He explained in his speech the reason for inefficient and turbulent launches and showed success factors for the prosperous go-live, in the following. He was especially emphasizing the change management and how employees in this regard can be used as enablers for further success. In the following Sauer was examining the customer project MyToys. Here, a successful realization of a lasting launch strategy for the training of more than 600 new logistics employees ensured the service level in the Christmas business.

In her lecture “Is money everything? Employee motivation in logistics”, Irene Wagner, Senior Consultant in the competence field Supply Chain Processes, made clear that employees can be motivated through monetary incentives, however do raises or regular bonus payment only have a short term effect. “For a long term development of the motivation are factors like career options, working atmosphere, feedback culture and participation in target agreements more reasonable and should be considered for personnel management”, said Wagner. When companies decide to introduce a premium system, they need to draw attention to having the employee ratios defined, comprehensible, transparent and accessible.

Near Time Fulfillment at Peter Hahn, optimized personnel deployment through simulation


Gerhard Krauth, head of the logistic department, gave, in the user presentation at Peter Hahn, an overview of the project “Near Time Fulfillment” (NTF) to maintain the economic growth. Core of the project was the optimization of the order management based on adaptation of the flow of material through simulation. The conversion to an online invoicing (printing on demand), the print of picking labels and invoices at the place of packing, as well as a consistent invoice layout were further control levers for the implementation of the NTF-Strategy. The way the simulation helped the order management, as well as the personnel planning at Peter Hahn precisely, was described in the following by Kamel Klibi, head of the competence field simulation. With “just one press of a button” all responsible logistics employees receive information about the current and  prospected occupancy of  e.g. the commissioning or packing department and can react faster to personnel bottle necks or idle times.
    
User Gerhardt Krauth about the advantages of the introduced tool: “The simulation model enables us to plan precisely and control the personnel deployment pinpoint. Thereby we can optimize our labor cost in the logistics center Winterbach and reduce downtimes.”

Timo Willberger, Sales Manager Fashion, drew a conclusion at the end of the event: “Only through appreciation and mindfulness towards their employees, companies can, in times of Industry 4.0, place the quality at the market and at the customer and thereby generate real competitive advantage”.

The 6th Miebach Fashion and Lifestyle-day is planned for November 17th, 2016. Further information can be retrieved from Timo Willberger.
 


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Spain/Portugal, 02 novembre 2015

Unicer wins “Prémio Excelência Logistica” Award 2015

Unicer received the (PEL) 2015, which aims to help promote and stimulate the development of logistics in Portugal, providing public recognition to professionals and organizations that contribute to its progress. The award was given to Pedro Alves, Logistics Project and Process Manager at Unicer at the 18th Congreso de Logística de Portugal (Congress of Logistics in Portugal), held in Lisbon, on October 28. 

Miebach Consulting developed the global logistics project plan that Unicer began in 2013, and for which the company received this award given annually by the Associação Portuguesa Logistics (APLOG) and the Logística Moderna magazine.

Unicer is the largest company in the beverages sector in Portugal and produces and distributes beer, bottled water, refreshing juices and wine. In addition, Unicer commercializes third party products. Some of its leading brands are: Super Bock, Carlsberg, Pedras Salgadas, Vitalis, Caramulo, Frutis o Quinta do Minho, among others.

UNICER’s Logistics

The project in collaboration with Miebach Consulting began in 2013 and consisted of three stages: preliminary logistical design, detailed design, tender and technical assistance during the phases of implementation and initial operation of the new facilities.

Unicer has ten production centers spread throughout Portugal and has decided, two years ago, to remodel its supply chain, centralizing beer production and distribution logistics nearby the brewery in Leça do Balio (Porto).

In a first phase, the remodeling involved the expansion of production capacity and bottling, with a subsequently increased flow of full and empty pallets in the production environment. In the second phase, Unicer contacted Miebach Consulting for the realization of the preliminary design of the plant in Leça do Balio. Specifically, Miebach defined requirements for the flows of goods and in-plant traffic, inventory requirements, internal replenishment processes of production, reception and inbound of goods, preparation of orders and consolidation of shipments. Miebach also analyzed and evaluated the technical feasibility and profitability of existing options for the supply and disposal of products of production lines, for internal transport, storage and consolidation of shipments.

  

Once the solution was approved, Miebach Consulting developed the project in detail and elaborated the specifications for tendering, providing technical assistance to Unicer in the tendering process and drafting contracts for suppliers. Finally, Miebach Consulting supervised the development of the construction project of the new facilities and the development of the functional specifications of the control and management systems.

For more information about Unicer please the company’s website.

For information about the project please contact Anna Serrat.


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Germany, 01 octobre 2015

Miebach Study - Distribution to Asia Pacific: Increasing service levels characterize the regions of growth

The heterogeneous Asian-Pacific area increasingly gains importance as a market, with China being the top-performer. The results of the current Miebach Study - Distribution to Asia-Pacific, with more than 126 participants, indicates that 20 % of the surveyed companies already earn more than 15 % of their total turnover in this area.

“All signs point to expansion in Asia-Pacific, although companies will have to adjust their delivery time and service level to European standards”, said Bernd Müller-Dauppert, member of the executive board of Miebach Consulting GmbH.

More than 75 % of participants expect an increase in delivery time requirements. As of right now, more than half of the exporting companies have to supply customers within 14 days; almost a quarter within three days. Two thirds of the participants additionally expect an increase in competition, which will result in an even higher service demand. To fulfill delivery time requirements, three quarters of companies pursue a supply chain strategy precisely for Asia-Pacific. Especially the strategic importance of agility and flexibility in the region is assessed highly, followed by the CPFR-concept (Continuous Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment) as well as supply chain transparency. Further important topics for Asian-pacific companies are supply chain differentiation by customer demands as well as the use of current IT-systems.

A majority of companies (41 %) distribute their products in all five Asia- Pacific regions and almost a quarter within four regions. Exporting companies with local production have on average eleven  mainly self-owned warehouses in Asia-Pacific. Only a small number of companies consider developed countries like Australia/ New Zealand and Japan/ South-Korea as attractive production locations. That indicates that companies are following consumer markets: Higher saturated markets have higher customer demands – therefore, a customer proximity is required.

You can request the full study report from Ralf Hoffmann

Background of the Study: Miebach Consulting conducted a survey in June and July 2015 about distribution to Asia-Pacific. An online survey was used as research method, which was sent to companies from different industries. The survey was analyzed completely anonymously.


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Germany, 03 août 2015

New distribution center of FRIATEC sets future course

New distribution center of FRIATEC sets future course
With the construction of a new and innovative central warehouse FRIATEC sets the future path towards further growth. The company produces goods made out of non-corroding and wear-resistant materials. With the new distribution center in Mannheim, FRIATEC is able to supply national and international customers since the operational beginning in August 2015. The site plays a vital role in logistics also for its beligium parent company ALIAXIS.

FRIATEC decided to appoint Miebach Consulting as an integrated logistics and construction engineer to place responsibility of logistics, planning and realization in one hand to ensure an optimal solution, both logistically and financially. Additionally, the Miebach team managed very well the extremely challenging go-live timeline of the logistics site.

Have a look at the video in the media library with a tour of the new distribution center FRIATEC.

Klaus Wolf, Managing Director FRIATEC AG, about the project:
“The new distribution center is strategically important for us because we see an increase in market dynamics, especially abroad. With the new facility, it is now possible for us to accomodate the company’s growth and to serve our customers worldwide in short periods and higher volumes”.

„The particular features of the developed logistic solutions are the synchronization of the goods processing time and the provision time in the warehouse. The extraordinary dynamic of intra logistics can be also seen by the building structure”– says Bernhard Stock, integrated logistics and construction engineer and Member of the Management Board, Miebach Consulting.

  •  Key facts of the new site:
  • Doubled storage capacity up to 12.000 pallet bays in one 35m high-bay warehouse
  • Optimal use of limited space and transport routes
  • Highly dynamic goods-to-man system, Miebach’s i.con Big cube solution, that can be scaled and expanded
  • Sequential article supply
  • Ergonomically built picking area work places (special equipment)
  • Integration into the city view of Mannheim due to a specially designed outer wall
  • Minimal investment of only 11 mio. Euros


For further information about this project, please contact Bernhard Stock.


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Germany, 01 juin 2015

BASF honors Miebach Consulting with Contractor Excellence Award 2015

Miebach Consulting Poland received from the BASF Catalyst Division the Excellence Award 2015 for their exceptional work at BASF´s Catalysts Plant in Sroda Slaska near Wroclaw. Miebach designed and implemented the plant logistics and a highbay warehouse for production supplies and distribution. The award was handed over to Marian Jezusek, Managing Director of Miebach Consulting Poland, during the work completion ceremony in April 2015.

“We are very pleased to have been rewarded with this recognition from BASF”, says Marian Jezusek. “It reflects the great commitment and capability of our team to provide innovative solutions in this highly sophisticated industry.”

“Miebach Consulting supported us from the concept planning phase to implementation and go-live of the logistics system and new plant. They deserve special recognition for their outstanding contribution,” says Gunnar Gaedke, Project Director, CCT Technology Catalysts, BASF.

With the new catalyst plant and warehouse, BASF is able to double its regional production capacity in Europe to meet market growth and customers’ needs. Lukas Jatta, Miebach project manager, says: “The collaboration between BASF and our international Miebach team was very productive, open and based on partnership. Our long-standing experience in the chemical industry has helped to develop another state-of-the-art solution with a high availability of products, efficient processes and high capacity to meet market growth in Europe as well as service levels. We are very proud that BASF honors our work with the contractor excellence award.”

About the BASF Catalyst Plant: The construction of the new manufacturing facility – BASF’s largest emissions catalysts plant in Europe – began in late 2012. The plant started production in April 2014 and plans to reach full capacity by 2016, delivering emissions catalysts for manufacturers of light duty gasoline vehicles and light and heavy duty diesel vehicles to meet more stringent Euro 6 emissions regulations.

For more information about the project and the award please contact Lukas Jatta  


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Canada, 01 mai 2015

Miebach opens new office in Canada

Miebach Consulting strengthens its presence in North America by opening a new office in Canada. On May 1, the supply chain consultancy officially opened an office in Montréal to better support clients in the region.  After successfully establishing a Miebach office in Indianapolis/ USA in the 1990s, and from there having supported companies in Canada to design and improve their supply chains and logistics infrastructure, the opening of the new office is the next step to better serve the Canadian market.

Bernard Tremblay, a 20 year veteran of the company with extensive experience in North America and Latin America, is the new managing director of the Canada-based office.  Together with his team, he will drive the firm’s local development initiative and provide a new option for Canadian companies in search of Supply Chain excellence.

He expressed his views on the new office by stating: “With the new office in Montréal we leverage both international reach and intimate local expertise. In order to best serve our Canadian clients it was necessary to build out our physical presence in the region and to develop a dedicated team with strong local know-how. We are looking forward to develop excellent and performance-driven supply chain solutions with our clients, adapted to the complex and multicultural business environment of Canada.  Our clients will benefit from our traditional results-driven culture and permanent commitment to exceed customer expectations.”

Jürgen Hess, Managing Director of the Miebach Consulting Group, adds:  “Globalization, digitalization and changing customer demands are driving clients across all industries in North America to change and transform their supply chains. We are now seeing increased opportunities to expand our services and we feel the best way to do so is by establishing a base in Montréal to enable us to get closer to our clients – both current and future.”  


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Germany, 01 janvier 2015

Medline triples capacity of logistics center

Medline, a leading global provider of surgical and medical products, triples the capacity of their European Distribution Center in Kleve. With the 37,000 m² new DC, Medline responds to increasing demands of their products and services, especially in the quickly growing markets in Eastern Europe. As general planner, Miebach Consulting supports Medline since the beginning of the planning phase in May 2013 and has accompanied the construction of the new DC since completion in mid-December 2014. Go-live is in January 2015.

"With its proximity to the Port of Rotterdam, Kleve is the gateway to Europe for us," says Tripp Amdur, Medline’s International Group President. "By tripling our warehouse capacities, we will be able to offer our customers not only a greater variety of products, but also unique logistics services." From this warehouse, the US company will serve hospitals in many European countries.

Medline chose Miebach Consulting as general planner to bundle the responsibility for both logistics and planning and to ensure a logistically optimal overall solution. Manufacturer and supplier independence enable the compilation of the most suitable material flow components and generate significant savings through invitations to tender. The consulting and implementation partner Miebach guarantees integrated project management from the concept to the implementation phase.

 "The efficient project management and the success we had with the tender decisions show us that we found an excellent project partner in Miebach. With the help of their project team, we developed the optimal solution for business and processes and were able to implement construction, building and material flow technologies in the most efficient way. We did all this without building up own resources in project management. "- says Wilfried Dammertz, Branch Manager, Medline.

With the new logistics center, Medline is now able to serve customers in Europe and beyond even faster and in a more flexible manner.

"We are delighted that we have been able to realize this strategically important logistics project within its very tight schedule and within budget. The fact-oriented, constructive and harmonic cooperation between general contractor, general planner and client as well as a good cooperation with the authorities of Kleve contributed substantially to the success of the project "- says Christian Bauersfeld, project manager, Miebach Consulting.

Key Facts of the expanded Distribution Center:

  • 4 warehouse sections of over 9,000 square meters and a height of 13m
  • 34 loading bays for different types of trucks
  • approx. 27,000 pallet spaces and approx. 30,000 shelf spaces (in the first expansion stage)

About Medline International

Medline International is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical and surgical supplies. Medline delivers a robust product portfolio and patient-care solutions to help healthcare providers perform at their very best.   Medline International is a part of Medline Industries, Inc. a global health care company providing medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Learn more on Medline’s website.


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Germany, 01 novembre 2014

Miebach-Survey 2014: Potential saving of 25% lay in the integration of Production & Logistics

Through a close connection of production and logistics, overall savings of scarcely 25 per cent are feasible. This is a result of the current Miebach survey, which was performed in collaboration with the specialized newspaper “Produktion”. The survey, about success factors of an integrated production and logistics, questioned 175 producing companies from various industries and of different sizes. The participating experts agreed: cost- and efficiency- potential can only be exploited through integrated collaboration of all parties internally and externally of the enterprise.

The major potential lies, according to the evaluation of the experts, in inventory costs, a typical issue of companies. Further cost savings of approximately 10% can be reached through integrated logistics (Transportation and Warehouse). Even in the manufacturing department, which is highly trimmed on efficiency, can, in collaboration with logistics, yield further potentials. One third of the interviewed persons see more than 5% of cost reduction potential in this field.

Study director Bernd Müller-Dauppert about the results: “The classical conflict of objective between costs and service continues throuout the collaboration of production and logistic. The Production aims to decrease production cost, while facing increases in the variant diversity. Logistic strives for a fast and low-cost shipment at low inventory levels. Success can only be found through a narrow integration of all participants inside and outside the company, when solving these conflicts of objective.

The full survey can be requested at Miebach Consulting. Please contact: hoffmann@miebach.com


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Mexico, 01 octobre 2014

Farmacias del Ahorro redesigns distribution network in collaboration with Miebach Consulting

Farmacias del Ahorro, one of the leading pharmacy chains in Mexico, is redesigning three of its existing distribution centers and will open a new one in order to meet customer requirements and growth. Miebach Consulting Mexico supports these projects from concept planning to implementation.

Currently, Farmacias del Ahorro has two distribution centers in the North (in Tijuana - Baja California and Monterrey - Nuevo León) and one in the South of the country (Mérida - Yucatán). Also in this area, specifically in Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas), the company is building a new distribution center.

The network redesign plan of Farmacias del Ahorro includes the renovation of infrastructure and also the optimization of operational processes in each distribution centers in order to maximize productivity and to increase customer service levels.

New distribution center in Tuxtla Gutiérrez built on 15,000 m²

The new distribution center, developed in collaboration with Miebach Consulting, is designed to support the growth of operations and business units of the company, foreseen until 2018.

Once completed, the new DC of Farmacias del Ahorro will be built on 15,000 m² including: storage areas, picking areas, reception and expeditions areas and a reverse logistics area, as well as a service zone. The center will have enough capacity to host the own fleet of cargo and also the flow of suppliers vehicles.

The new DC located in Tuxtla Gutiérrez will be built within nine months; the estimated opening of the facilities will be on early 2015.

For further information about the project please contact: gutierrez.diaz@miebach.com.

For further information on Farmacias del Ahorro, please visit its website.


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USA, 01 août 2014

Miebach Consulting again has been nominated as one of the Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partner 2014

Miebach Consulting has again been selected as one of the top companies to partner with in order to positively impact the supply chain.  Based upon nominations from clients, the leading global supply chain information firm SupplyChainBrain released their list of the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners and Miebach Consulting is proud to be again included in this year’s list. In 2013 Miebach Consulting received this nomination for the first time.

“In its 12th year, SupplyChainBrain’s prestigious list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners highlights a select list of companies whose solutions and services have been so impressive, that their customers took the time to write and nominate them” – says Emily Janson, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain.

According to Janson the online magazine received thousands of nominations from small and large companies covering scores of different industries. During SupplyChainBrain’s six-month online poll, in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. Miebach Consulting is listed in the 2014 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine as a celebrated member of this year’s 100 Great elite crew.

The SupplyChainBrain’s Great Supply Chain Partner 2014 list you can find here.

For more information please contact Nick Banich.

About SupplyChainBrain:

SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions - and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature. Find out more about SupplyChainBrain here.


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Germany, 01 juillet 2014

Logistics outsourcing is losing potential but gains professionalism

Outsourcing has evolved from a hype or buzzword topic to an integral part of the portfolio of logistics managers. As a result, the interaction between logistics service providers and shippers has become much more professional. However, the growth potential in this industry declines and in-sourcing increases. These are the results of a Miebach Consulting study conducted in cooperation with the Deutsche Verkehrszeitung (DVZ). 250 shippers from different industries and 80 logistics service providers with various orientations participated. This new record participation in the study, which Miebach regularly conducts since the end of the 90´s, shows that the issue has still not lost its relevance. 

The days of rapid growth in logistics outsourcing have passed. 5-10 years ago, more than 80 % of logistics tenders were tendered for the first time - this figure is now closer to 20 %. The shippers have become much more selective in the contracting of services, and especially with management functions they tend to insource more. In 2012, around 25 % of participants answered positively to the question of whether they insourced again, in 2014, this rate increased to over 40 %.

Future growth is to be expected especially on a transnational level. Shippers tend to use more services in the international environment than on a national basis. This is an indication that globalization provides the environment for growth opportunities in logistics outsourcing.

"It is obvious that the outsourcing euphoria of the 90s and 2000s has given way to a much more rational point of view. The professionalization both on the part of service providers as well as shippers is an overall benefit for the industry. The interesting question will be whether new outsourcing potential can be developed on the basis of these changing conditions, or if the market will increasingly stabilize at current levels. "- Dr. Klaus-Peter Jung, member of the Executive Board, Miebach Consulting GmbH. 

The study report (in German) can be obtained from Miebach Consulting GmbH. Contact via: hoffmann@miebach.com


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China, 10 juin 2014

SKF Logistics Services China inaugurates North East Asian distribution center in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Miebach Consulting compliments SKF Logistics Services China for the official inauguration of its new North-East Asian Distribution Center (DC) on 10 June 2014. Located in the WaiGaoQiao Free Trade Zone, between downtown Shanghai and PuDong International Airport, the new DC allows fast and reliable shipping across China and the entire North East Asian region including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Miebach Consulting has supported SKF with concept design for the warehouse as well as detail design and project management support during all subsequent project phases: from tendering phase to procurement, erection and commissioning of the material handling equipment.

The new structure has a covered surface in excess of 26.000 m², with modern and advanced warehouse technology and equipment, including a 30-meter high automated storage and retrieval system for pallets. This ASRS has a capacity of over 30’000 pallet locations and is ready to be further expanded. All intralogistics processes are fully integrated, as per the well-established standards of the SKF group. SKF Logistics Services China is capable of processing from this site several thousand order-lines daily, including full pallet, mixed pallet and carton shipping.

“The SKF project underlines our ability to serve large scale projects in the fast growing Chinese market. Further expanding our Chinese activities reflects our confidence that highly automated solutions in warehouse design and intralogistics will be a key requirement in this increasingly competitive environment”, says Dominik Bühring, Country Manager Miebach China.

For more information about the project please contact Dominik Bühring. For information about SKF and the inauguration please visit the company’s Website.


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Germany, 31 mai 2014

Innovative logistics solution of Karl Berrang GmbH

The Karl Berrang GmbH – one of the main service providers for mechanical joining technology in Germany – has opened its new intra-logistics system and the adjacent office complex on 30 and 31 May 2014. With the conclusion of this major project, Berrang is setting the course for the future.

“For further successful development of our company, a flexible and fast delivery in excellent quality is important. In order to meet this demand and our growth requirements, we decided for the new development of an innovative logistics solution which perfectly meets the customer requirements. A customized logistics concept allows us to further improve our customer service and our international competitiveness”, says Bernhard Berrang, Managing Partner of Karl Berrang GmbH.

The supply chain specialists of Miebach Consulting accompanied the major project from the concept planning in 2009 until the final acceptance. “The innovative intra-logistics system makes a valuable contribution to the overall success of this pioneering logistics project of Berrang”, says Bernhard Stock, project manager of Miebach Consulting.

Innovative logistics center meets a wide variety of customer requirements

The newly designed logistics solution at the corporate headquarters of the Berrang group in Mannheim/Germany includes an automatic high rack and small parts storage where C-parts for a wide variety of industries are handled. Due to the innovative system solution “i-con mix tube” it is possible to dynamically transport all different types of carriers. Consequently, even for the pallet transport the goods provisioning time does not exceed the processing time. The advantage is a fast, flexible picking which meets the different customer requirements – from the delivery of small units directly to the production line up to the delivery of full pallets.
 
For more information about the company Karl Berrang GmbH, please visit the company’s homepage.


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Mexico, 01 décembre 2013

Tender for Fashion Retailer Grupo Cortefiel in Mexico

Grupo Cortefiel ─ one of the leading Spanish fashion retailers ─ strengthens its presence in Mexico by opening new retail shops. As part of their business strategy the company decided to outsource logistics operations. Miebach Consulting Mexico was responsible for the tender.

Grupo Cortefiel has been present in Mexico through a franchised company that manages the outlets of the chain and provides them with goods from their central warehouse. Recently, the group decided to be present in Mexico with their own retail shops, opening stores of different brands and managing them directly. To provide logistics support, the company decided to outsource logistics operations – selecting a 3PL with experience in the textile/ fashion industry to perform the functions of storaging, order picking, sorting and the transportation of articles to the distribution center and points of sale.

For the complete outsourcing tender process, Grupo Cortefiel had the support of Miebach Consulting Mexico. This resulted in:

  • Set up of company and country specific requirements for the 3PL
  • Pre-selection of the logistics providers that exhibit the required expertise in the textile/ fashion industry
  • Providing local support throughout the tender process (process management, answering questions, site visits, feedback from previous experiences and local performance of operators, etc.)
  • Ensuring that 3PL providers perfectly understand the requirements of Grupo Cortefiel
  • Technical, quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the 3PL proposals
  • Recommendation for the final 3PL selection


Besides Miebach Consulting Mexico, the Miebach office in Barcelona was involved in this project and contributed to the successful completion of the tender for Grupo Cortefiel – which has been a key client of Miebach Consulting Spain for several years.

About Grupo Cortefiel
Founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1880, Grupo Cortefiel is one of the leading apparel retailers in Europe. Grupo Cortefiel is present in 72 countries with 1,900 points of sale for its brands Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, Springfield and Women's Secret. The group is leading the fashion niche markets for men and the corsetry and lingerie markets in Spain.

For further information about the project, please contact René Lara: lara@miebach.com


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Germany, 02 septembre 2013

REWE holds topping-out ceremony for new logistics center

The topping-out ceremony for the Rewe Group’s new logistics center has been held at the company’s construction site in Neu-Isenburg – one year following the start of project almost to the day. A state-of-the-art, largely automated logistics warehouse for Rewe’s dry goods range is currently being erected on the approx. 235,000 square-meter property. The new warehouse is expected to go turn-key in May 2014 and is the most technologically advanced distribution center that Rewe has had to date, making it “something very special”, says Matthias Bähr, Managing Director of Rewe’s Logistics Division. The investment volume for the new building is approx. 200 million euros.

The new center completes the modernization strategy for the Rewe Group’s supply chain, which commenced in 2008: “Neu-Isenburg is the final building block in the revamping of our logistics operations. With opening times of up to 17 hours, today’s food retail sector places tremendous demands on logistics,” explains Frank Wiemer, member of the Rewe Group’s Executive Board and in charge of logistics, among other things. 

“The project is perfectly on track, and we are offering Rewe every support that things will stay this way. We are both working towards smooth and timely commissioning of the warehouse, as this will enable us to supply the 4,500 Rewe retail stores entirely from our new logistics center in time for the 2014 Christmas season,” explains Dr. Niels Linge, Principal Detailed Planning and Implementation, at Miebach Consulting.

Miebach Consulting has been assisting Rewe since the concept phase and is now supporting the project management until go-live of the logistic center next year. 


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Germany, 01 septembre 2013

Planning of the world’s most cutting-edge air cargo hub completed

What will probably be Europe’s biggest Logistics building site will soon be located at the heart of Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo AG has decided to replace the freight handling system in Cargo City Nord, which in places is over forty years old, with what in the words of Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, Executive Board Operations Lufthansa Cargo AG will be the world’s most cutting-edge, efficient air cargo hub. Planning, which has been under way since October 2010, is now completed as far as logistics and IT are concerned. Construction work will commence in early 2014. Miebach Consulting has been involved in the project since day one and is responsible for the complete process, logistics technology, and IT planning.

For further information about this masterplan project, please refer to the project article about “the Mega Plan” (see media download area) of Dr. Klaus-Peter Jung.


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Germany, 09 juillet 2013

Alnatura builds the world’s largest wooden high-bay warehouse

Alnatura celebrated the topping out of the world’s largest wooden high-bay warehouse – along with partners on the project, politicians and customers. The impressive building will be commissioned next spring. Made completely of 5,000 cubic meters of wood, the high-bay warehouse highlights the topic of sustainability in logistics in an unprecedented manner and meets the latest ecological standards. Thanks to prime insulation and a ground floor that is 2.50 meters below the ground, the new facility does not even need heating or cooling, and is thus carbon-emission free. Eco-electricity, green areas and rainwater aquifer areas combine to create a great eco-balance.
 
Miebach Consulting has advised Alnatura on the expansion of this special distribution center from the first ideas phase and the subsequent concept planning phase in mid-2011 onwards. Engaged as the independent experts evaluating the general contractor, the Miebach consultants will be at hand through to completion of the warehouse when it goes turnkey in spring 2014.

Expansion necessary given corporate growth

Steady, fast growth made it necessary to expand the distribution center in Lorsch to include the new high-bay warehouse, which can house over 31,000 palettes. “To date, the distribution center only had a wide-aisle warehouse where manual processing moved goods in and out across a surface area of 20,800 sq. m. Other key reasons for the introduction of the almost fully-automatic new facility were the wish to centralize storage and improve availability,” comments Klaus Böhmer, Head of Alnatura Logistik.

Alnatura will be supplying both its own branches nationwide and its retail partners in Germany and Switzerland from its new expanded logistics center: with organic foods from its dry goods range.
 
Advantages of the new central warehouse:

  • Realizing additional growth
  • Central supplies to branches and retail Partners
  • Process optimization
  • Transport optimization
  • Storage optimization
  • Enhanced transparency

 

 


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Germany, 23 mai 2013

40th Anniversary of Miebach Consulting – from warehouse planning to end-to-end supply chain optimization

In mid-May Miebach partners and executives from all offices came together not only for the annual strategy meeting but also to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Miebach Consulting Group.

On the occasion of the anniversary celebration in Bad Nauheim, the company’s founder Dr. Joachim Miebach took the chance for a short review on 40 exciting and successful years:

“The story of Miebach Consulting began with a modest one-man show in a tiny Frankfurt office. And now, over the course of four decades and over ten thousand projects, we mark this anniversary with nearly 300 employees in 19 offices across 16 countries. I want to use this opportunity to sincerely thank our customers for their trust and the successful cooperation over the years. Further, I thank our employees for their solidarity with the company and their commitment to continually implement the best supply chain solutions for our customers. That is the reason why the name Miebach Consulting has established as a benchmark for excellence in Engineering & Consulting.”

Jürgen Hess, Managing Director of the Miebach Consulting Group, continued with an outlook on the development of the company:

“Our focus will strongly remain on our customers because they are responsible for our success. For this reason we continuously improve, invest in the training and ongoing education of our employees and broaden our service portfolio. General planning, supply chain transformation and production & logistics respond to the changed demand of the customers for solutions across the entire supply chain. We strive to increase the availability for our customers both on a national and international level. For this purpose we have decided to expand our branch in Shanghai and establish our third office in Germany in Munich.”

 

From warehouse planning to today’s end-to-end supply chain optimization

In February 1973 Dr. Joachim Miebach founded an engineering office for the planning and realization of logistics facilities and material flow processes. Only nine years later (1982) the first office abroad opened up in Barcelona – it was the start of the internationalization of Miebach Consulting. During the 1990s the consultants expanded their international presence with locations in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and the USA. As a result of the change in consumer demand we adapted our service portfolio – today it includes all aspects of logistics and supply chain. The Miebach-specific supply chain engineering approach – meaning the consideration of the entire supply chain and the integration of strategy, technology, IT as well as People & Organization - shapes the consulting concept down to the present day. This approach results in a sustainable competitive advantage for Miebach’s customers.


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Germany, 10 avril 2013

Groundbreaking Expansion at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

With the simultaneous conclusion of three construction projects at the Obersontheim site, the family company of Kärcher has laid the foundations for further growth. On April 10th, the new logistics center in Obersontheim was officially inaugurated; at 31 million euros, it is the largest material investment ever made by the global market leader for cleaning technology. In addition, Kärcher expanded the office building of the logistics center as well as the neighboring plant for a total of 9 million euros.

“For the future of the company as a whole, it was essential to expand and upgrade our logistics center. The distribution logistics form the physical connection between the manufacturer and the customer. That is why this expansion project is so central to our 2020 strategy, which will be orienting the entire company toward the customer. With our new logistics concept, we can further improve services for our customers and expand our international competitive power,” says Chief Executive Officer Hartmut Jenner.

The supply-chain specialists from Miebach Consulting supported this major project from the beginning in 2009 to the final building acceptance. “The consistency of the logistical consulting services, from planning the concept to realization to employee training, was very helpful when it came to meeting the ambitious schedule for the construction project, and it was a valuable addition to the overall success of this strategic logistics project for Kärcher,” says Bernhard Stock, the project manager from Miebach Consulting.

Capacity doubled

The Obersontheim logistics site, which primarily handles accessories and replacement parts, now has 35,000 m² of usable space with an automatic high-rack and small-parts warehouse (the latter with 80,000 storage positions) as well as a wide-aisle and rapid turnaround warehouse. The project created more than 23,000 additional pallet spaces, 15,400 of them in the new high-rack warehouse –more than doubling the available capacity.
 Thanks to a new warehouse management system and the redesigned loading ramps, more than 14,000 delivery-slip items will be able to be processed in a day, and 4,500 packages sent out.

You can find more information about Kärcher at:  http://www.kaercher.de/de/Home.htm


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