The client

  • Jack Wolfskin Ausrüstung für Draussen GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Outdoor fashion specialist – Apparel, shoes, accessories

The project

  • Central Warehouse
  • Distribution channels: B2C
  • Go-live: August 2009/September 2014

Central Warehouse

Delivered results

  • Restructuring and enlargement of the existing logistics system
  • Improve delivery service and quality
  • Flexible adaptation of capacities to cover seasonal peak loads and growth
  • Automation of performance-critical processes
  • Container unloading time reduced from one day to 45 minutes
  • Avoid unnecessary re-packing – direct handling of original cartons
  • 98 % availability of the system (2 shifts)

Design Figures

Number of SKUs

  • 15,000 in total

Throughput - Order lines

  • 25,000 to 30,000 cartons in and out per day
  • Max. 60,000 cartons per day

Throughput - Picks

  • 40,000 to 50,000 per day
  • Max. 100,000 per day

Throughput - Parcels shipped

  • 800 to 1,000 per hour
  • 5,000 to 6,000 per day
  • Max. 10,000 per day

Operation

  • 2 shifts (peak days)

Installed Systems

WAREHOUSE TYPE(S)

AUTOMATIC CARTON WAREHOUSE (MINILOAD)

MANUAL PALLET WAREHOUSE

Number of aisles/blocks

26 aisles
expandable to 27

8

Number of storage locations

420,000
expandable to 630,000

4,000

S/RM type(s)

26 x Mustang

 

S/RM throughput

  • Storage: 190 cartons/hour/crane
  • Retrieval: 110 cartons/hour/crane

Number of workstations

  • 24 ergonomic picking stations on 2 levels

Software

  • iWACS® – Modules installed: .WM, .MFC, .SAV

Footprint

  • 45,500 m²