More Power
Retrofit
for

Expansion of the distribution center

THE
GOAL:
MORE POWER

Musikhaus Thomann, a family-owned company, expanded its existing distribution center at its corporate headquarters in Treppendorf, Germany in 2018. This project was an investment of 27 million euros. It allowed the number of shipments to be increased by up to 50 percent and to reduce the order processing time to 28 minutes. Musikhaus Thomann to supplies its 12 million customers around the world efficiently and with the shortest order lead times.

"WE WERE BRUSHING UP AGAINST OUR LIMITS WITH THE OLD SYSTEM. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO BOOST OUTPUT BY 50%."

HANS THOMANN, OWNER OF MUSIKHAUS THOMANN

AT A GLANCE
Challenges
mastered
  • EXPANSION DURING ONGOING OPERATION The new system was implemented without any impact to the existing system

  • SHORT LEAD TIMES It now takes 28 minutes to fulfill an order

  • OPTIMIZED PERSONNEL REQUIREMENT A high degree of automation ensures improved processes and optimum use of resources

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