Boellhoff modernising logistics network 14 January 2019

Through the continuation of its long-standing cooperation with its logistics software specialist – inconso AG – Böllhoff Group has started expanding and modernising its logistics network. By building a new logistics centre and expanding digital processes in the logistics chain, Böllhoff is looking to optimise all planning and control processes for storage, transport and shipping.

The start of the project was the groundbreaking ceremony for the new European logistics centre in Oelsnitz, Germany, in June 2018. The new complex will be equipped with an automated high bay warehouse and an automatic storage and retrieval system for over 100,000 products. The warehouse management system inconsoWMS X ensures the efficient control of all goods flows, which inconso will implement by the planned go-live in Autumn 2019. Aberle GmbH, a sister company of inconso belonging to Körber Logistics, is responsible for setting up the hardware.

At the same time, the implementation of the transport management system inconsoTMS and the shipping and dispatch system inconsoSDS at Böllhoff’s Bielefeld site will also start. Afterwards Böllhoff will look to implement inconsoTMS at the company’s other European locations, such as Chambéry, France, and Senec, Slovakia, to create a uniform system landscape for planning and controlling Böllhoff’s entire trip network. The system’s application areas will therefore include both production and logistics locations with different function and system requirements.

The integration of the inconsoSDS shipping system in combination with inconsoTMS will make the flexible management and assignment of general cargo and CEP shipments possible. In addition, inconsoTMS offers a web portal for controlling and monitoring the shipping process and web service interfaces for integrating the data of external partners via the internet. The combined investment volume for 2018 and 2019 amounts to €150 million.

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