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Deli meets growing needs with SAP EWM.

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Customer
Deli Group
Industry
Stationery
Key technology
SAP EWM
Go-live
01/2018
Country
China
Deli Group is the largest stationery company and office and school supplier in China. Its product portfolio covers everything a school and office needs, including stationery, supplies to printers and photocopiers. It is involved in all aspects from production, purchase, sales to transportation. Deli Group has more than 100 warehouses of varying scale nationwide. Prior to the implementation of digital supply chain projects, these ran without any warehouse management system support, resulting in low operating efficiency, low inventory accuracy, and high overall operating costs.

There was also little information consistency among sales, production, transportation and warehouse operations. With a 20% year-on-year increase in in-store and online business, it needed more and more warehouses with an integrated platform. Digital transformation of its warehousing system had become inevitable. With SAP EWM and its implementation partner Westernacher Consulting, Deli Group has attained higher efficiency and accuracy in its warehouses across the nation.

Objectives

  • Achieve lean management in logistics as the number of central and regional distribution centers is soaring continuously 
  • Reduce costs in the entire supply chain
  • Increase logistics service level
  • Streamline collaboration with suppliers, carriers and distributors
  • Create logical warehouse logistics architecture and KPIs
  • Build up a green logistics system, taking environment protection as corporate responsibility
Through the implementation of the SAP EWM platform, Deli Group has realized its lean warehouse management and laid a solid foundation for further building a strong digital supply chain warehousing logistics system.

Cheng Xuekui, CIO at Deli Group

Benefits

  • Standardized and simplified warehouse operations 
  • Improved operational efficiency and accuracy through the extensive use of bar code, HU and RF technology 
  • Comprehensive and multi-dimensional warehouse operation monitoring  
  • Complete and detailed inventory reports for each distribution center 
  • Reduced redundant work in document processing with the integration of business data from SAP ERP, transportation and planning systems into one central platform
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Increase in picking efficiency

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Reduced errors in warehouse operations

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Enhanced efficiency of warehouse operations

Highlights

  • Visualized and traced the transportation process from factory to warehouse 
  • Simplified business processes and operations via partial process automation
  • Managed the physical location inventory in the warehouse using inventory management by type
  • Real-time sharing of information through integration among different management systems
  • Realized the digitization of the supply chain as a whole from procurement, production and sales to warehousing and transportation

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