The client

  • Esprit Europe GmbH, D-Ratingen
  • International fashion brand: „We want to make you feel good to look good”

The project

  • Distribution Centre Europe (DCE) in Mönchengladbach (Germany)
  • Distribution channels: B2C
  • Go-live: July 2012

Delivered results

  • Distribution of flat apparel, accessories and shoes to customers in Europe
  • Shipping to more than 40 countries
  • Coordination of 12 seasons
  • Receiving of goods from production worldwide
  • TGW DropBox solution with customer-specific and sequenced picking
  • Batch operation
  • Store friendly – perfect sequence
  • Flexible number of orders per day

Design Figures

Number of SKUs

  • 50,000 in total
  • up to 18,000 per day

Throughput - Order lines

  • 20,000 order lines per hour
  • 300,000 order lines per day

Throughput - Picks

  • 40,000 items per hour
  • average 2 items per order line

Throughput - Parcels shipped

  • 35,000 order cartons per day

Operation

  • 2 shifts

Installed Systems

Warehouse type(s)

Automatic carton warehouse (Miniload)

Dispatch Buffer (Miniload)

Manual pallet warehouse

Number of aisles/blocks

36 aisles

16 aisles

 

Number of storage locations

202,000 - double deep

16,000

 

S/RM type(s)

36 x Mustang

16 x Commissioner with Twister

 

S/RM throughput

  • 4,000 double cycles per hour
  • Buffer capacity of 7 hours

 

Number of workstations

  • 45 ergonomic high-performance goods-to-person picking stations: 800 items per hour and workstation
  • 22 packing stations with DropBoxes: 1,600 items packed per hour and employee
  • 88 Value-Added Services (VAS) workstations

Footprint

  • 32,400 m²