The world market leader for decorative home and outdoor lighting, EGLO Leuchten GmbH, modernized and optimized its warehouse management system with SAP® EWM by KNAPP in its four central warehouses in Europe. KNAPP IT Solutions, the competence center of the KNAPP group for SAP® Extended Warehouse Management solutions, realized and implemented the logistics software as a flexible template solution adapted to EGLO’s sustainable further growth.
With a current product range of around 4,000 articles and 80,000 innovations produced daily, EGLO illuminates its customers. Behind this is a continuous logistics network with a high level of delivery service. To make the processes in the four central warehouses in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary more flexible and future-proof, EGLO decided to modernize its warehouse management system with SAP® EWM by KNAPP.
“Logistics plays a key role in our organization and our continuous growth. We are constantly investing in the optimization of our production and supply chain, perfecting processes and building new warehouses. In order to create a harmonized SAP® end-to-end solution for this, we decided on SAP® EWM by KNAPP. In the course of the joint implementation phase with KNAPP, our SAP® team has built up know-how in the use of SAP® EWM, which is important for us in the operation and further development of the solution,” explains Andreas Moser, extended group management logistics EGLO Leuchten GmbH.
One SAP® EWM incl. MFS template design for existing and future warehouse locations
In the course of this retrofit project, the template solution with SAP® EWM by KNAPP incl. Material Flow System (MFS) replaced a non-SAP® warehouse management system in the warehouses in Pill, Austria, Pásztó, Hungary, and Oosterhout, the Netherlands. The modular design of the SAP® EWM template integrates the inventory systems from different providers of logistics automation in these three warehouses into the new system landscape. In addition, SAP® EWM by KNAPP was introduced as a warehouse management system at the new location in Magdeburg, Germany. With a warehouse and logistics area of 26 hectares and a high-bay warehouse with storage spaces for around 77,000 pallets for residential lighting, it is the company’s largest finished goods warehouse.
“After a thorough analysis of the logistic processes and procedures for the new warehouse in Magdeburg as well as in the three existing central warehouses, we implemented SAP® EWM by KNAPP as a modular template solution for EGLO. This approach does not only enable an efficient implementation of SAP® EWM in the current four central warehouses, but is also flexible and thus, future-proof to react to market changes and any expansions in EGLO’s network of locations,” reports Gerald Lassau, Managing Director of KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH.
The template solution is also adapted to EGLO’s increasing sales activities via online retailers and its own online shop. The e-commerce business requires a special flexibility of the logistical processes because shipping providers and online shops have individual requirements for intralogistics. Therefore, the individual sales processes from order creation and picking to packing and shipping of the respective online retailers are implemented in SAP® EWM by KNAPP.
After the go-live of the new software solution at the locations in Pill, Austria, in May 2020 and Magdeburg, Germany, in March 2021, the warehouses in Oosterhout, the Netherlands, and Pásztó, Hungary, will follow in 2022 and 2024, respectively. In addition, all four locations will continue to be supported by KNAPP’s own SAP® EWM experts via the 24/7 SAP® EWM Service Desk.
KNAPP AG is a leading technology company offering efficient, safe and economical automation solutions for the entire value chain.
KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH has been the KNAPP group’s SAP® EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) competence center since 2012. About 100 SAP® EWM specialists provide all the services involved in conception, implementation, testing, installation and support (including a 24/7 Service Desk) for SAP® EWM.
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