If you manage an inventory of high-value, high-demand goods, and equipment, it can take as little as one failed delivery to put a dent in your profits and damage the loyalty of your customers. Our partner, Modino AS, the expert in distribution, and the entire life cycle of mobile phones, just moved to a new warehouse and implemented a proper advanced solution – a grid construction from AutoStore.
AutoStore is a cube-based system making use of all space for proper warehousing. It turns wasteful air into storage and doubles, triples or even quadruples the inventory capacity. Bins are stacked right next to each other, on top of each other. Radio-controlled robots drive on tracks above the cube, lift down to grab bins, and deliver them to workstations for order fulfillment or replenishment. All operations get done efficiently and accurately at high-speed workstations. Ingenious, huh?
But what S5 has to do with this? The solution is built with standard modules, but there is no standard system design. The system for Modino AS had to be thoroughly designed and simulated for performance and capacity before installation. The S5 team implemented Fiori apps (EWM AutoStore by Pearl) that communicate with AutoStore and support the inbound and outbound delivery process, customer-specific picking assembly process, packing process, inventory counting process, and serial number handling. It was not easy for Modino to move location and start using AutoStore and EWM at the same time, but with the support of the best SAP experts, everything is possible. Our understanding of inbound and outbound delivery processes, the interfaces between AutoStore and SAP, and how to set up an optimized way of handling goods coming in and out of the warehouse, resulted in building a solution tailored to our partner’s needs.
- Compact storage – labor and real estate costs reduced
- More options to control delivery (e.g., scheduling)
- Improved delivery capacity – picking more goods during a day
- 100% access to stock and 24/7 operability
- Climate footprint reduction- warehouse operations emissions cut