German fashion retailer Peter Hahn, which specializes in high-end quality and price segments, has initiated sustainable modernization of its logistics IT at its Winterbach base. Implementation of the market-leading warehouse management system inconsoWMS, in conjunction with shipping and dispatch system inconsoSDS, was successfully completed at the beginning of June. Thanks to the retrofit measures, the logistics system can now handle an order volume of up to 30,000 packages per day, creating the logistic prerequisites for further company growth.
The warehouse management system and shipping and dispatch system went live via a big bang, which meant that the technological leap was thus made during ongoing operation. In preparation for this, the sorter and conveyor technology were connected and inconsoWMS was given control of them. The warehouse management system centrally bundles a multitude of intralogistic processes, which range from multi-stage picking to demand-oriented replenishment control through to automatic completeness checks of packages in the goods receiving and goods issue areas. This also includes the goods control of hanging and flat packed goods, which are transferred to the packing area with the aid of a bag sorter. A highlight in this area is the print-on-demand process that is used for process-integrated label printing. In addition, all areas have been equipped with ergonomic workstations and graphical dashboards.
“By using inconso’s software, we have achieved a high level of automation in logistics,” explains Gerhard Krauth, Logistics Business Unit Manager at Peter Hahn. “At the same time, the inconso project team has managed a smooth migration with its technical know-how and profound understanding of the process – a good basis for continuing our collaboration.”
Logistics IT innovations in warehouse management and shipping are part of a multi-phase modernization plan that the fashion retailer will continue with inconso in 2019. From Winterbach, Peter Hahn manages distribution to a total of 19 fashion stores in Germany and Switzerland as well as Europe-wide delivery to end customers in France, Great Britain and Scandinavia.