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w3logistics optimizes stock-taking at KHS Corpoplast

Already since 2009, KHS Corpoplast, one of the world's leading manufacturers of stretch blow moulding machines for PET bottles, has been using the competencies of w3logistics, the logistics expert from Dortmund. Three years ago, the company decided to install w3logistics' inventory module and has been benefiting from the advantages ever since.

After stock-taking is before stock-taking

With about 12,000 different articles on approximately 15,000 storage places, KHS Corpoplast has a storage volume for which stock-taking used to take up to three days before the new inventory module was implemented. During that period, the whole warehouse could not be used by the company, which resulted in massive losses in the day-to-day-business. Many companies underestimate the potential of integrated stock-taking and only care for the organization of the inventory shortly before its start. You can do better: Recognise the savings potential and rethink your strategy as Corpoplast did three years ago.

High added value from a one-off expense

The computer scientists and mathematicians of the Dortmund logistics expert were able to implement the statistically relevant mathematical operations for an inventory sampling procedure completely within the WMS system. This way a stock-taking that is independent of the individual storage areas can easily be implemented. In the manual storage areas the workers of KHS Corpoplast are guided through the inventory by the system. The automatized areas of the warehouse will automatically be accessed after a successful computation of the basic population and the articles can be counted immediately.

Considerably reduced stock-taking times

An intelligent user guiding system makes sure that miscounting is minimized during stock-taking, and that the time needed is minimized. After counting has finished all the stock levels are available in w3logistics' WMS and can be transmitted to the ERP system. Complex data transfers between various software systems are no longer necessary, so that KHS Corpoplast can automatically book all stock differences in a single system. During the whole inventory sampling procedure, the inventory module only blocks the articles in the warehouse which are part of the basic population, it is no longer necessary to stop the whole warehouse. For KHS Corpoplast the use of this new system reduced time for stock-taking from three days to only six hours! The savings achieved with the help of w3logistics are obviously enormous.

You can also benefit from the competency of our team. Let yourself be convinced of the advantages of an integrated stock-taking system by w3logistics.

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