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FIS Implements Warehouse Management System at Brenntag in Italy In Record Time

New automated warehouse near Milan in just nine months – FIS combines SAP Extended Warehouse Management with existing ERP solution

Brenntag S.p.A. (Italy), part of Brenntag Group, the world market leader in chemical distribution headquartered in Essen, has built a new four-aisle high rack storage area with guided forklifts at its Filago location near Milan within a project period of only nine months. At the same time, SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) was implemented as a process solution for warehouse management and control. FIS, an SAP partner with “Gold” status, was commissioned to connect the SAP Warehouse Management system with an individual ERP solution.

Brenntag (Italy) opted for SAP EWM because it offers significantly extended functions for warehouse management than the former individual ERP system on site. FIS has also implemented the FIS/xee process integration solution at Brenntag (Italy) in addition to the SAP warehouse logistics software solution. It enables the consistent interaction of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) with the external ERP system using the integrated “queued Remote Function Call (qRFC)” technology. “Even without SAP ERP, we can use all functions of the SAP Warehouse Management system. FIS/xee closes the gap that remains open in the SAP standard version,” explains Domenico Managò, Financial Director at Brenntag S.p.A. (Italy).

The go-live on October 1 went trouble-free. The integrated solution by FIS was available just in time for the start-up of the new automated warehouse, which was enabled by the FIS expertise in the warehouse logistics/warehouse software area. Since spring 2016, FIS has also been registered on “Warehouse Logistics”, which is the leading portal for Warehouse Management systems of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Fraunhofer IML) and presents itself here as a specialist for the implementation of projects with SAP EWM and SAP LES/WM.

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