Let’s assume you want to optimise and economise your transport or warehouse logistics so you can focus your company’s resources on value-adding activities. Or perhaps it’s time for you to change logistics partners. Or maybe you want to optimise your supply chain costs and refine your Kanban production. For such a project to yield the desired success, you need the right partner and first-class project management. We provide both for your outsourcing project.
The first thing we do is set up a suitable project organisation. We select a capable project management team and a corresponding steering board.
Now we analyse your existing logistics processes and get a picture of how things look on-site. Then we develop the right overall concept for you. With this, we show you the potential for optimisation within your organisation and how you can tap into it. In the process, we determine the requisite key performance indicators, set realistic goals and define sensible controls.
As soon as you’ve given our approach the thumbs-up, we begin by defining and programming the interfaces to your IT systems and applications. We also prepare the warehouse accordingly, create instructions, train our employees based on the customer-specific requirements and run various beta tests. Only when we’re sure that everything is running smoothly do we switch over to live operation.
Today, many manufacturers run their production based on the Kanban method. This approach is based on the actual consumption of materials at the staging and use locations. This enables a reduction in local stocks of primary products that will be installed in the next integration stage in and near the production site. We also work with Kanban methodology and link your production process with our warehouse logistics capabilities according to this principle.
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 the blocking status and view and export delivery notes or invoice attachments. We electronically archive all documents relating to your stored goods.
Track your general cargo, overnight, parcel and Home Services 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.
By outsourcing your logistics to our professionals, you can free up your own resources.
We optimise your entire logistics process and work with concepts like Kanban and others.
With our many years of experience, we know your needs and the hurdles of your industry.
You benefit from our proven expertise in the management of outsourcing projects.
We design your new supply chain in close consultation with you – face to face with your reality.
We provide you a motivated and experienced project team.
With the implementation of a new concept and changeover on day X, we ensure the smallest possible impact on your ongoing operations.
It was a decision made for two main reasons: first, to be more flexible with clearly calculable costs and, second, to provide a better service for our customers. Thank you for the fantastic collaboration.Marcel Kipfer Bucher Landtechnik AG