TGW has provided Bavaria-based ZITEC with an automated warehousing solution to increase picking performance at the companys new logistics centrein Plattling.
ZITEC Industrietechnik GmbH is a modern trade, technology and service company offering a high-quality range of bearing technology, power transmission technology, fluid technology and technical machine elements for maintenance and mechanical engineering.
With the automated solution that TGW has implemented ZITEC can now achieve an increased performance of up to 4,000 order lines per day. On top of this, 98.5 per cent of parts ordered before 5:30pm can be picked and shipped on the same day.
ZITECs new logistics centre contains an eight-aisle automated mini-load warehouse that has over 110,000 items in stock. The warehouse is served by high-speed tote and carton conveyors and several dynamic TGW Mustang Evolution stacker machines, which can store and retrieve up to 1,200 totes per hour. ZITEC employees then get the machine parts ready for shipping at six picking and ten packing workstations.
Today, technical retailers are more than product suppliers to their customers. Our supply chain managers are now tasked with supplying consistent product data, optimising stock and delivering goods from various suppliers based on the customers needs.
This is why TGWs new automated mini-load solution assumes a central role for us as it offers the performance and flexibility that we need to meet even faster delivery times in an increasingly volatile market, says Walter Nemetz, managing director at ZITEC.
Despite the six-month long task of relocating 110,000 products from the old warehouse, the entire project was commissioned quickly and on schedule after successful software tests.
During the transition TGW provided an alternative, standalone IT solution, which meant the relocation of the goods could be done without interruptions to the customers daily operations, added HaraldStallinger, managing director TGW Systems Integration.