Schaeffler's European Distribution Center on its way to full operation
The European Distribution Center in Kitzingen, Germany, which was inaugurated at the end of June 2018, is currently in the ramp-up phase. From this location the Schaeffler Group is shipping products from the industrial division to the European market as well as to the Americas, Greater China, and Asia/Pacific regions.
Miebach Consulting was responsible for the planning of the material flow technology and of the construction of the new central warehouse and supported Schaeffler in the tendering and awarding as well as in the realization..
"The central warehouse in Kitzingen completes our project for logistics optimization in the industrial sector. With the completion of the ramp-up phase, we want to bring logistics activities in the industrial sector to maximum efficiency and significantly improve delivery performance. We currently have around 60% of the integration volume. ", said Matthias Gossenz, Vice President Corporate Logistics - Warehouse Planning & Control of Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co.KG.
On the occasion of the approaching completion of the project and as a thank you, Miebach Consulting gave the Schaeffler Group an architectural model of their new European distribution center "EDZ Mitte" in Kitzingen on April 17, 2019.
"With this model, we would like to congratulate the Schaeffler Group on its implementation project to support its corporate performance through Supply Chain Excellence. Every visitor to the DC can now get a compact overview of the innovative holistic concept of the installed logistics system, which is ideally customized to the requirements of the B2B customers," says Jürgen Hess, Chairman of the Management Board, Miebach Consulting.
Schaeffler's standard products can be delivered to customers in Europe within 24 to 48 hours after receipt of order. It is also possible to accept and dispatch a customer order up to two hours before the delivery truck's departure. In addition, Schaeffler meets special customer requirements such as shipping the goods in containers or the customer's own packaging. Exceptional sorting processes are possible as well as the marking with recipient-specific labels.
This was solved by a high-performance system consisting of a high-bay warehouse, an automated small parts warehouse and workplaces of various functions, which implement the principle goods-to-person. Here, the employees receive the goods to be processed automatically and sequenced to their workplace. Likewise, finished goods are automatically conveyed from the workplace.
Photo in front of the architectural model with (from left to right) Dieter Stakemeier, Hoffmann & Stakemeier Ingenieure, Christian Bauersfeld, Miebach Consulting, Silke Hart, Schaeffler Group, Werner Klein, freelance logistics consultant, Dr. Jörg Zellerhoff, Schaeffler Group, Frank Weigl, Miebach Consulting, Matthias Gossenz, Schaeffler Group
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