The future is not as far away as some might think. The warehouses of the near future may not look like scenes from science fiction movies, but there will be fundamental developments to meet increased customer expectations. Robots, drones, connected forklifts, GPS, etc. will take over almost the entire warehousing and order processing functions, based on real-time data and networked systems.
Whether your warehouse is manual or automated, large or small. We can help you leverage your S/4 investment to the max with innovative solutions that drive productivity, efficiency, and value add in any warehouse environment. With over 30 years’ experience implementing SAP warehouse solutions, you’ve come to the right place.
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With more than 30 years of expertise in warehousing, we combine industry business and process knowledge with SAP expertise to drive the best business results. We will help you find the best fit for your needs and guide you to operational excellence through innovation. We are the right partner to deliver your global solutions with local consultants.
As a leading consulting company with a rich experience and dedicated expertise in implementing SAP software, we know both the requirements and implications of changing and optimizing business processes and the technology perspective. Therefore, we teamed up and developed an approach that helps companies save time, empower users and become proactive instead of reactive. When guiding companies and organizations on their transformation process to S/4HANA EWM we have a clear roadmap and a set of customized packages.
Establish quick wins with Westernacher.
The Westernacher EWM Fast Solution “Pop Up Warehouse Distribution Center” is implemented in 18 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. Besides SAP standard functionalities for inbound, outbound and internal processes, the solution highlights customer returns, ABC classification, case picking and picking waves, and packing and shipping processes.
Innovation is more than just work here at Westernacher Consulting—we deliver. With our extensive experience of SAP EWM, we have developed a number of assets and innovative solutions to benefit our customers. Our UI5 application leverages all of the RF functionality provided by SAP with a UI5 look and feel.
Do you want to ensure your warehouse always fits customer and market requirements? As a general contractor and partnering with Miebach, we offer everything, including hardware, you need to retrofit your warehouse so as to make your legacy warehouse future-proof and protect your investments.
EWM Insights based on SAP Analytics Cloud allows you to easily monitor your warehouse operations. With our dashboard, you can see in real-time how your warehouse is performing through over 40 KPIs that are critical to your operation.
Want to save time and money with your inventory? Take a look at our fully integrated PI Drone.
Here we achieve transparency of forklift truck movements, utilization and efficiency. In addition, we offer a higher degree of automation based on geofencing, through which we automate postings based on geofences. E.g. Once we transport a pallet to the loading area, that posting will be done automatically when the forklift enters the zone (indoor position vs. zone matching), eliminating the need for a manual scan of that pallet to the loading zone.
Before sending packages or pallets from SAP EWM, ERP or TM, you first need an agreement with the respective CEP (courier, express and parcel) service provider. Each of these carriers will then have the data for the package, e.g. sender, recipient, size, weight, etc. to determine the label that should be applied. Since interfaces to the carriers are not standardized, we need software that handles communication with the carriers and prints the labels. Additional services such as cancelation of parcels and Track & Trace to shipping should also be implemented. In light of this, Westernacher has developed a solution called eXpress that makes the complete handling of shipping possible from within your SAP system. Seamlessly and smoothly because our solution is completely integrated in SAP.
We see our customers as long-term partners. Once your S/4HANA EWM system is up and running, then our support team will take over.
In today’s world, warehouses across the globe are operating 24/7, thus making physical inventory a quintessential element for on-time deliveries and audit compliance. Regardless of the methods used or which obligations must be fulfilled, inventory counting will always be expensive and time-consuming when it comes to common high-rack warehouses.
One might pose the question how a drone can perform an inventory count? In your EWM system, bins to be counted are selected. All the necessary data is then sent to the drone via Radio Frequency, automatically directing the drone to the first bin. Using its high definition camera, the drone scans all the required information (bin code, HU code, etc.). Through an image processing engine, the important information is extracted and updated in your EWM system.
The Connected Forklift solution on SAP connects all moving assets within a warehouse (such as forklifts or trolleys) to provide a holistic overview of live and historic operations through an integration of SAP IoT and SAP EWM. The essence of the solution is in leveraging indoor position data within the business context from the WMS system to increase process stability, transparency and automation.
Download our “Connected Forklift on SAP” pdf here.