The client

  • Conrad Electronic SE, D-92533 Wernberg-Köblitz
  • Omnichannel retailer for electronics and technical equipment

The project

  • New global logistics centre for omnichannel distribution
  • Distribution channels: Online shops B2B/B2C, print, stores
  • Go-live: October 2014

Delivered results

  • One distribution centre for all sales channels (20 % store, 80 % online delivery)
  • Customer delivery within 24 hours
  • 200,000 SKUs – article range increased by 80 %
  • Smallest footprint and highest storage density
  • Up to 100,000 shipments per day
  • Flexible and scalable to accommodate future growth

Design Figures

Number of SKUs

  • > 200,000 in the warehouse
  • 700,000 in total

Throughput - Order lines

  • In total: 130,000 per day
  • To the shops: 30,000 per day
  • To the customers: up to 100,000 per day

Output - Shipments

  • 74,250 per day
  • 9 million per year to more than 150 countries worldwide

Operation

  • 2 shifts

Installed Systems

Warehouse type(s)

  • Shuttle system

Number of aisles/blocks

  • 15 aisles - 46 levels

Number of storage locations

  • 235,000

S/RM type(s)

  • 375 STINGRAY shuttles

S/RM throughput

  • 12,000 double cycles per hour

Number of workstations

  • Picking for stores
    • 15 pick stations (goods-to-person)
    • Up to 250 picks per hour per pick station
  • Picking for e-commerce
    • 30 pick stations (goods-to-person)
    • Up to 300 picks per hour per pick station
  • Pack and ship
    • 44 pack stations

Footprint

  • 13,000 m²

Controls technology

  • 32 group and bus controls
  • ASI bus technology, Profibus, Profinet
  • Integration of existing conveyor system
  • 4 Natrix sorters

Software

  • SAP EWM, SAP MFS, SAP ERP