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Sportswear group takes a step ahead.

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Consumer Goods,
Apparel & Footwear
Key expertise
Xtep is a leading Chinese sportswear company, which has more than 6,000 stores in the world. The group needed to adapt its warehousing platform to meet the demands of the Internet era. It wanted to increase its service levels and decrease costs by consolidating its logistics resources. It partnered with Westernacher in the implementation of SAP EWM 9.0 fully integrated with SAP AFS. The result was a holistic service-driven system that greatly enhanced warehouse efficiency.


  • Set up service-driven logistics system following the demand from retail industry in the era of Internet
  • Increase service level and decrease the cost of service by efficiently consolidating logistics resources
  • Build up holistic processes on finished goods and defects
  • Increase warehouse visibility and transparency to enhance process control


  • Track & trace based on unique material code implemented, which enabled sophisticated warehouse management processes
  • Managed grid (style/color/size) realized through all EWM processes
  • Layout oriented processes and put-away/picking task interleaving improved productivity and reduced costs
  • Flexible put-away/picking strategy for both full pallets and partial quantities increased efficiency
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goods receipt by order accuracy


  • Set up the PDA enabled standard warehouse operations to increase efficiency
  • Developed management level and decreased management cost
  • Applications on mobile devices were developed for real-time KPI report and efficiency statistics review, which were based on big data
  • Established standardized operation template to roll out to third-party warehouse and warehouses of other company brands

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