Another Win for German Football with PSI Warehouse Management

12th November 2019

Logistics BusinessAnother Win for German Football with PSI Warehouse Management

The German Soccer Federation (Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V., DFB) is to organise equipment supply for the national teams from its new logistics centre in Langen near Frankfurt/Main using the warehouse management system provided by PSI Logistics GmbH. PSIwms has been in use for administration and coordinating of picking and order processing since the beginning of September.

The DFB will supply all the German national teams with equipment for training camps, international matches and EC/WC tournaments from the new 4,000 square metre, brand-new logistics centre. In addition, the logistics for approximately 350 nationwide talent promotion bases, the school football programme and other DFB projects will be supported.

The DFB ships, for example, more than 1.7 tons of freight during an U-17 national team’s international match trip alone. Against this backdrop, the functional scope and visualisation functions offered by PSIwms were among the main reasons for the decision to award the contract to PSI. The selection procedure was supported by the Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik (Material Flow and Logistics).

In addition to the essential core functions according to VDI 3601, PSIwms includes numerous additional functions such as returns management, serial number administration, customs handling and a forklift control system. The specific functionalities include cockpit functions, parts list management, warehouse visualisation and archive functions. This means that the software takes over order management on an ‘action-specific’ basis for individual players, teams and squads and, for example, equipping the physio suitcases.