Published on June 24, 2020 – Vanessa Mitteregger, Practice Director Warehouse Management DACH at Westernacher
What do you do when your warehouse no longer fits customer and market requirements – be it capacity limits, end of maintenance of your warehouse management system or your PLCs, or worn-out hardware components?
Possible options for a retrofit plan could be punctual investments in hardware (replacement of parts) or software. Well, this can be done. But is fixing isolated issues enough to improve your business?
An optimal solution for your company would be an offering containing everything you need to make your legacy warehouse future-proof and protect your investments. Retrofitting your warehouse is more than an end in itself – it’s an opportunity for progress and for a tangible return on investment.
You may simply need process improvements that push your essential KPIs, such as throughput or error-free execution. Or you may just need to use your existing space-limited warehouse a couple of years more to defer huge investments.
As a general contractor and partnering with Miebach, we provide the end-to-end solution: from developing the business case, warehouse planning and process consulting, through hardware (conveyors, etc.) replacement and PLC upgrade and programming, to SAP warehouse management systems and their integration with S/4HANA.
Not to forget our warehouse innovations such as the UI5 applications for devices, physical inventory drones and connected forklifts for Industry 4.0 solutions that can be included. The journey doesn’t end here! After go-live, we safeguard your operations with our tailored application management services.
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