DE-VAU-GE And Leogistics: Long-standing Trusted Partners For Innovative Logistics Solutions

Case Study

DE-VAU-GE And Leogistics: Long-standing Trusted Partners For Innovative Logistics Solutions

DE-VAU-GE And Leogistics: Long-standing Trusted Partners For Innovative Logistics Solutions

DE-VAU-GE Gesundkostwerk GmbH has been a client of leogistics GmbH for quite some time. The trusting cooperation, characterized by constant innovation, began in 2011 with the replacement of a warehouse management system and the design of a new solution based on SAP Warehouse Management. As an early adopter, DE-VAU-GE put many products from the leogistics portfolio into operation in the following years and actively supported their further development.

As part of an SAP ERP implementation, DE-VAU-GE’s previous warehouse management system was also put to the test. As part of a fit/gap analysis, various weak points were identified, and requirements were recorded and analyzed. It quickly became clear that the SAP standard of SAP WM for yard and warehouse as well as SAP LES-TRA for handling transports would not be sufficient for process mapping.

DE-VAU-GE

Founded in 1899, DE-VAU-GE Gesundkostwerk Deutschland GmbH, with its production facilities in Lüneburg and Tangermünde, is one of the largest European manufacturers of breakfast cereals, muesli and a wide variety of bars.

High Requirements For Warehouse Logistics

In close cooperation with DE-VAU-GE, the team of consultants from leogistics designed a comprehensive logistics solution that covers the special requirements for FMCG. In addition to complex storage and retrieval strategies for the different pallet types, multi-stage transport chains for pallet movements with diverse forklift types, and an intercompany process with conveyor technology, the focus was on three particular challenges:

  • The close interlocking between the processes in production, warehouse and shipping.
  • A central call-off monitor for the planning and operative execution of the order picking
  • The complete handling of logistical processes in warehouse and production on mobile devices

"We have been accompanying DE-VAU-GE for many years as a digitalization partner for warehouse, plant and transport logistics. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and look forward with anticipation to the upcoming projects."

André Käber, CEO leogistics GmbH

Dock/Door Appointment Scheduling Facilitates Operational Planning Of Yard Logistics

As part of the new SAP implementation, however, it was not only the logistics processes in the warehouse and production that were scrutinized. Optimization potential was also uncovered on the factory premises and in the truck feed. The workflows of the yard logistics are now supported by the system from check-in, control of silos and integrated scales, allocation of loading or unloading gates, to check-out and are thus transparent. DE-VAU-GE is one of the first leogistics clients to use the dock/door appointment scheduling solution leogistics Slot to ensure optimum utilization of the gates and avoid resource bottlenecks during loading. Long, costly waiting times in the yard and at the loading ramp are thus history.

Transportation Management With leogistics Trans ensures High Transparency

To simplify communication with freight forwarders and optimize the handling of incoming and outgoing shipments, DE-VAU-GE relies on solutions for SAP-based service provider selection. An EDI connection of freight forwarders thus improves communication along the entire supply chain. Service providers are requested via a tender platform, pending transport orders are automatically transmitted via EDI or e-mail push, and the delivery receipt confirmation is stored electronically.

"The use of the door appointment scheduling solution from leogistics provides us with the opportunity to evenly distribute the daily workload of staging and storing our goods. Already in the first few days, we were able to significantly reduce waiting times for check-in and check-out."

Henning Cordes, Head of Logistics DE-VAU-GE

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