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Warehouse Management a73 Success story

<< evaluation process conducted The HighJump WMS aids in
HighJump
Strengthened presence
by a dedicated VIP implementation efficient order route-planning and
Warehouse Advantage
team. VIP is committed to improves warehouse pick “VIP’s selection of HighJump
providing a flexible and reliable accuracy. Management is able to Warehouse Advantage
is a valuable tool for
distribution service to its customers, monitor and evaluate order demonstrates HighJump’s ability
VIP, providing visibility
ranging from small independent fulfilment in real-time to ensure to manage large and complex
retailers and ‘e-tailers’ to major customers are receiving the warehouse operations, as well as
for tracking orders and
chain stores, therefore the WMS highest levels of service; including strengthens our presence in the
enabling management
needed to offer the functionality advance order status information, European WMS market,” said
and adaptability to react to ever- improved shipment documentation Timothy Campbell, president and
to monitor staff
changing customer requirements. and competitive pricing. CEO, HighJump Software. circlesolid
performance across
functional areas.
HighJump at a glance
Ultimately, the HighJump HighJump Software simplifies the art and business of creating, selling and moving
WMS drives efficiency
products across global networks. The company has helped more than 1500 customers
worldwide drive growth and manage change.
and gives VIP the
ability to adopt more
sophisticated WMS
VIP Computer Centre
capabilities as we grow.” VIP Computer Centre is a pan-European distributor based in UK, with offices in Holland,
– Rob Buchan,
Spain and Taiwan. VIP provides a wide portfolio of products and has a state of the art
logistics and online ordering facilities. Group turnover was in excess of £163 million for
VIP Computer Centre.
the year ending June 2008 and VIP was ranked for the third consecutive year in The
Sunday Times Top Track 250.
a73 Success story
Witron’s
he logistics capacities in technology at our central ware -
DPS system
T
of Edeka’s central house has been profitable from a
warehouse in Hamm, financial point of view,” commented
Germany have been Edeka Rhein-Ruhr’s head of
further expanded to logistics Thomas Kerkenhoff,
accommodate the integration of who added: “The implementation
Marktkauf within the Edeka Group. of Marktkauf would not have
expanded
been as quick and successful

Witron had
without the automation technology
in place at Hamm.”
considered the possibility
during normal
for future extensions in
its original design; making
Integration
operations at
it possible to execute
The existing Dynamic Picking
the DPS expansion System (DPS) with 60,000 tote
during normal operations
locations was more than doubled,
Edekaʼs central
without any impact on
as Witron Logistik + Informatik
GmbH added another 78,000
the performance of the
locations during the expansion.
warehouse
running system.”
This expansion enabled the
integration of another 3000 SKUs
“The use of automated systems in the system and facilitated
has proven its efficiency in the another 50,000 picks per day
daily business, and our investment at ten new workstations. >>
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MANUFACTURING
&LOGISTICSIT May 2009
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