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Digitization of warehouse processes WHY DETAILED PLANNING IS SO IMPORTANT SAP S/4HANA EWM implementation in warehouse logistics

Digitization of warehouse processes WHY DETAILED PLANNING IS SO IMPORTANT SAP S/4HANA EWM implementation in warehouse logistics

FRÄNKISCHE Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG SUCCESS STORY OF A CUSTOMER PROJECT

The previous ERP system at family-owned company FRÄNKISCHE Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG was no longer to be maintained and should instead be replaced by SAP S/4HANA in the BAU (CONSTRUCTION) division as well as in the central divisions of the company at the Königsberg headquarters at first. For the logistics area in particular, this meant the implementation of the high-performance SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) Embedded system. Besides the pure transition to the SAP EWM technology, the foundations for further process digitization were also to be laid. For planning and implementation, the greenfield approach was chosen. 

INDUSTRY

Development and manufacturing of pipes, shafts and system components made of plastic and metal

ENTERPRISE

> 4,500 employees
Location: Königsberg/Bavaria

CAPACITIES

24 buildings and general storage areas with over 100 different storage types

TARGET

Changeover of the existing
ERP system to
SAP S/4HANA EWM

CHALLENGES

  • High complexity due to multiple business areas with different business models that strongly differ from each other in their respective product ranges, customer structures and distribution channels 
  • Individual and complex logistics processes 
  • Necessary integration of all processes and systems 
  • 24 buildings and general storage areas with over 100 different storage types 
  • At the Königsberg location, 160 trucks are loaded every day 
  • Target: digitization of process integration in warehouse logistics 

SOLUTION AND CUSTOMER BENEFITS

  • Implementation of SAP S/4HANA EWM 
  • Integration of route plan, test and quality management and high rack into the new S/4HANA system via a separate interface 
  • Integration of logistics processes into SAP processes 
  • High user acceptance due to early training 
  • Individual radio dialog for picking with mobile terminals 
  • Integration of the high rack storage area via an individual SAP interface 

FRÄNKISCHE Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG

FRÄNKISCHE is an innovative, growth-oriented and international family-owned company and a leading developer and manufacturer of pipes, shafts and system components made of plastic and metal. Be it cars, buildings, streets or domestic appliances – FRÄNKISCHE products can be found almost everywhere. The corporate success is based on the experience and competence of its over 4,500 employees at 22 locations worldwide. Through research and constant innovation, the family-owned company keeps setting new standards for building construction, civil engineering, automotive and industry. All this is based on the following key inventions: the flexible electrical installation pipe made of metal, its further plastic development and the yellow drainage pipe.

“The FIS consultants particularly impressed us with their high commitment and flexibility and their motivation to support us wherever required.”

“The FIS consultants particularly impressed us with their high commitment and flexibility and their motivation to support us wherever required.”

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