Sports Retailer Relies on Efficient WMS

23rd June 2023

Logistics BusinessSports Retailer Relies on Efficient WMS

The international distributor of sportswear and equipment Sportisimo s.r.o. is launching the Warehouse Management System PSIwms and the Material Flow Control PSImfc from PSI. With a focus on the agile implementation method, the order was placed directly via the PSI App Store.

PSIwms includes extensive functions for handling the logistics processes in the Sportisimo’s distribution centre located in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It takes into account the specifics of both the e-commerce market and stationary retail. The preconfigured Omnichannel release enables efficient implementation and flexible customization and will support the Omnichannel processes as well as a proprietary system. The launch of the first, pilot phase was scheduled for January 2023 and has been completed on time.

PSI Polska is also responsible for the delivery of the Material Flow Control System PSImfc to manage the miniload automated small parts warehouse with 11 aisles and with a capacity of over 300,000 cartons and over 6,000 meters of conveying systems. The project also includes the development of complex batching needed to orchestrate automation of picking process.

“With the solution from PSI, we have the opportunity to optimize our automated warehouse and meet our business needs”, explains Paweł Waler Supply Chain Director at Sportisimo. He adds: “PSI convinced us with the implementation time and the leap in efficiency in all logistics processes. In addition, the agile implementation method offers cost distribution over time as well as flexible software development.

Aliaksei Siparau, Board advisor and former CFO/COO complements at Sportisimo: “Right from the beginning of the project, PSI was able to deliver the running real prototypes which we could use for testing to speed up production deployment significantly. All lightning fast, including automation interfaces. In the first quarter of 2023 PSI has already delivered the solution for the miniload and Pick Tower and we are really glad about the results”.

Sportisimo is a European retail company and one of the leading distributors of sports apparel and equipment from the world’s most popular sports brands. In addition to online sales in 25 countries, the retailer runs over 200 brick-and-mortar stores in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

With over 400 employees in Poland, PSI Polska already counts renowned retail chain companies such as LPP, CCC and Empik among its customers. Moreover, PSIwms replaced the previous warehousing systems at Empik, CCC and Asmet.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 2,200 people worldwide.