Automated small parts warehouse in the logistics centre

Founded in 1937, KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has grown into a global market leader in warp knitting machinery, with branches in 88 countries. The company is also a driving force in warp preparation for warp knitting and weaving. Warp-knitted fabrics are used for swim- and sportswear, curtains and lace products, shoes, babies’ nappies, and even in shipbuilding and for medical purposes.

Project challenges

Being “close to customers around the world” is a key aspiration at KARL MAYER. It takes a very high awareness for quality and service to survive in global markets, and this needed to be reflected in the new central logistics centre. In the course of a factory structure planning project at the headquarters in Obertshausen it was therefore decided to consolidate the decentralised warehouse structure into one logistics site and in perfect alignment with the company’s operations.

io-consultants was commissioned to submit a selection of concepts for the centralisation, to deliver reliable decision criteria, and to then lead the project through to implementation. Individual services included the detailed planning of the logistics systems, conversion of the existing facilities, and provision of the technical specifications for SAP LES. The existing hall on the premises was specifically adapted to the new requirements and now serves as an effective central logistics centre. With io-consultants’ continuous support from the concept phase through to implementation, the project was completed right on target.


Planning and implementation of new logistics centre

Logistics planning, SAP Consulting

Obertshausen, Germany

Customer value

The new supply chain processes are comprehensively reflected in the IT system; fully defined interfaces and a straightforward assignment of tasks create a transparent and unambiguous picture of all procedures. The technical specifications encompass all the requirements of the new systems for material flow control and inventory management. Based on these specifications, implementation was completed on target.

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