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ÖKORING IS WELL PREPARED FOR E-LOGISTICS 

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Strong growth demands new warehouse structures

Ökoring Handels GmbH is one of the leading Bavarian wholesalers of organic products. Its product range includes fresh and dairy products, pasta, beverages, natural cosmetics, frozen foods and meat. Ökoring serves customers from the catering and trade sectors as well as public institutions.

Own warehouse with over 10,000 items

In Mammendorf, the wholesaler operates its own warehouse with over 10,000 items. The steady growth of the company demanded a gradual extension of the warehouse.

Ökoring asks Dataphone in the summer of 2016 to establish a modern warehouse management and transport system with integrated online processes. In a first step, Dataphone introduces WMS LOGIS across all product ranges.  

Men working with WMS Logis

Modernization

By modernizing the processes, existing structures should be better utilized, warehouse processes optimized in terms of efficiency and process reliability, and sustainable growth made possible. The project includes process definition, software development and configuration, ERP interface programming, warehouse organization and structure, new hardware components, testing, and staff training and ultimately the entire system implementation.

Women working with WMS Logis

Ensuring a smooth go-live

After the project kick-off in the summer of 2016, the software is being developed in the following months. The initial warehouse inventory takes place in October 2017. LOGIS is being implemented in the course of a weekend with 9 specialists from Dataphone providing around-the-clock support. During testing, staff training and system implementation, Dataphone works closely with an external logistics specialist. Shortly after the introduction of LOGIS, a 20-50% increase in order picking can be observed. 

WMS Logis on the PC

The project goals at a glance

  • Optimization of inventory management
  • Reduction of the error rate
  • Full product traceability, especially important for compliance with batches and best before dates regulations
  • Improvement potential in warehouse logistics by eliminating unproductive work such as paper handling, orientation, administration, etc.
  • Optimization of material flow and material output including staff scheduling
  • Joint development of efficiency-enhancing processes
  • Transparency in warehouse management (e.g., turnover rate, picking progress)
  • Establish a basis for further system expansion

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VALORA RELIES ON SHOPPER WITH LINEA PRO 

Assortment management made easy

Valora, the Swiss trading and logistics holding company, and its 129 avec. shops rely on mobile product scanners. Since 2012, the often bulky and defect-prone barcode scanners have successively been replaced by smartphones in our modern Linea Pro scan covers. Our Shopper app runs on smartphones and is revolutionizing the avec. shop’s ordering system: within seconds, assortments are now being planned, checked and new products ordered. Mobile, simple and fast.

Win-win-situation

Whenever shop employees scan a product, all relevant information is displayed on the screen. What is the current stock status? Have new orders already been placed by work colleagues? In only a few clicks, avec. employes reorder products out of stock from the wholesaler directly. It is no longer necessary for employees to switch to a stationary workplace and manually order products. At the same time, the wholesaler profits from rising sales: By being so simple and fast, Shopper is a handy tool for employees. As a consequence, they re-order more frequently.  

Mobile. Easy. Fast.

In addition to an overview of the current stocks, our app also allows the creation of personalized order lists, lists trendsetters and best-seller products. Thanks to shopping cart analysis and recommendation systems, Shopper also suggests products that fit a current order and can be sold well together. Thanks to easy handling, more orders are automatically received by the same dealer. avec. employees and parent company Valora profit from Shopper in equal measure.

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Valora Smartphone mit Shopper

 PENNY RELIES ON LINEA S

Penny with Linea S

Innovation in Penny markets

Penny Markt GmbH is Europe's third-largest food discounter and distributor of Rewe Group products. In addition to regional and sustainable fruits, Penny also sells vegetables as well as baked goods and refrigerated products.

In cooperation with Dataphone, Penny has completely modernized its own branch management. In 2016, the discounter switched from conventional mobile data capturing devices (MDCs) to smartphones with our Linea S scan covers. An innovation for the branch management: Employees safely scan the individual products within seconds.

Two cases of success

Nowadays, software and hardware must be fast, easily adaptable and offer high investment protection. The two-case concept of Linea S makes this possible: Linea S comprises an upper and an undercover which enables new smartphone generations to be easily replaced without having to purchase a new scan case each time.

Technology and design

Both technical components and design-relevant factors played a role in creating Penny's customized solution. The discounter is now using Samsung S5 Mini devices with Linea S scan cases for all 3'500 stores adjusted to Penny's corporate design. In addition to 4'500 stationary data capturing devices, Penny also relies on 3'200 mobile devices in inventory kits.

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