New central warehouse - eCommerce
Exclusive online shop BestSecret is indeed the fashion industry’s best (kept) secret. The parent company, Schustermann & Borenstein, is a family-run company in its third generation that looks back on more than 90 years of entrepreneurship. Founded in Munich in 1924, it is now an international fashion corporation with an established global clientele.
The positive development of the company’s eCommerce outlet BestSecret provided the impetus for increasing throughput and expanding the warehouse capacity. After four years of seeking a suitable location for its new central warehouse, Schustermann & Borenstein finally struck lucky on the outskirts of Munich.
The central and flexible heart of the system encompasses three major platform systems for storing, picking and sorting hanging and flat-packed garments. A key focus was placed on optimising all labour and time-intensive processes. Returns handling, in particular, is a constant logistics challenge that is now being managed with various automated processes. Up to 25,000 parcels with the sought-after logo leave the logistics centre every day. A usable area of 100,000 sqm was created on the 30,000 sqm of floor space, providing 200,000 storage places for flat-packed goods and 30,000 running metres for hanging goods.
”io-consultants was the perfect partner for planning and implementing the largest investment in our company's history. io-consultants’ industry know-how and experience, the integrated approach to the project’s logistics, architecture and IT challenges, and the team’s professional project management skills completely convinced us.“