The food market is one of the most important sectors in the Swiss economy. As a food manufacturer or retailer, you’re faced with volatile demand patterns, increasing delivery frequencies, expanding product ranges, scarce logistics space, the perishability of goods and strict legal regulations such as HACCP. Against this backdrop, and in view of the extremely high cost pressures, logistics are extremely important as a competitive factor. This is where we come in as a food logistics provider.
We offer a range of warehouse logistics services for your food products. What they all have in common is conformity with your specifications, legal requirements such as HACCP and safety by Planzer.
We ensure uncompromising incoming and outgoing goods inspections according to your inspection criteria as a manufacturer or retailer. This includes inspection of the vehicles and products as well as the entry of their data.
We provide all storage forms and the ambient and chilled temperature ranges. Read more about our warehouse logistics services here.
We pick your goods in line with the recipient’s requirements. In other words, in a way that they can be used directly at the POS. Whenever necessary, we procure the corresponding consumables such as for displays or toppers.
We repack your (sales) packaging or apply the desired labels. In short: we pack them.
As soon as we have received the shipping order, we put your foodstuffs in the appropriate shipping form for onward transport.
Anyone who deals with food logistics on a daily basis like we do will be quite familiar with hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP). Our warehouses are designed according to HACCP guidelines. For each new customer, we carry out a risk analysis in accordance with the HACCP and conduct an HACCP inspection twice a year. HACCP and GDP-relevant systems such as temperature monitoring and pest control are also checked at regular intervals and calibrated if necessary.
Value-added services require even more skill. And you can expect exactly that from us. Our value-added services include repackaging tasks, labelling, re-labelling, small batch formation and data logger handling, from the configuration and removal to reading out the logger data.
In our customer portal, you will find a range of apps for managing your transport and warehouse logistics data around the clock. Here is an overview of the key apps:
This is our web-based warehouse logistics tool for business and private customers. Here you can enter packing and picking orders, manage your warehouse master data, view your inventory, manage blocking status as well as view and export delivery notes or invoice attachments. We electronically archive all documents relating to your stored goods.
Track your general cargo, parcel, Home Services and overnight shipments in (almost) real time. As soon as we receive the goods, we apply an electronic tag to every shipping unit. So you always know exactly where your shipment is. As soon as we have delivered it, the delivery confirmation will be available to you as a PDF no later than three minutes after the recipient has signed it. You can also adapt automatic notifications to the needs of your customers.
This app helps you manage your transport orders quickly and securely. You can enter them right in the system or change key data such as recipient instructions, delivery time or type of goods. All data from current orders is continuously retained so you can view it at any time.
Our IT department uses an electronic data interface (EDI) to link your ERP software with our transport or warehouse logistics system – or both. This ensures that all transport-related data such as sender and recipient, type of goods, number of items, packaging, gross weight, dimensions and all the information required for warehouse logistics such as article master data, production order, parts list, customer order, status bookings and returns handling match your ERP data. If you do not want an EDI interface, you can enter your orders manually in our customer portal.
Your food logistics solution keeps pace with the times and legal developments.
You can professionalise your food logistics with our lean processes, experienced professionals, a Switzerland-wide network and state-of-the-art vehicles.
Our experience and your added value grow with each new food customer.
We take various administrative tasks and tedious archiving duties off your hands.
Thanks to our e-tools, your inventory management is always up to date and correct. You also benefit from the parallel flow of data and goods.
With efficient and professional support, we integrated our picking and shipping processes into the ‘Planzer universe’ about 10 years ago, based on comprehensive digital linking of the relevant data. Since then, we have remained involved in the continuous developments led by Planzer, enabling us to focus on our core processes.Thomas Leitner Maestrani Schweizer Schokoladen AG