The company successfully develops, produces and distributes its products in the fields of electrical connecting technology as well as functional and communication electronics.
The Weidmüller Group has a strong international orientation and disposes of its own manufacturing plants, sales and distribution companies and representatives in more than 70 countries. Highest demands on quality and service make Weidmüller a competent and flexible partner for their customers all over the world.
In order to increase their service quality even more, they set high targets for themselves, in particular with regard to logistics.
The main goal was to install an integrated logistics system from where all end customers, international distribution companies and group members of Weidmüller can be supplied with goods in the shortest possible time.
Different storage areas and logistics functions have been combined in the modernised logistics centre. Consequently it is guaranteed that each order item of a picking order can be shipped on time, independently of whether it is shipped by a parcel service piece per piece or as complete loading. It does not matter if small partial quantities shall be picked or group companies which dispose of big distribution warehouses shall be supplied with consignments containing products of the entire assortment.
The different areas were extended in several construction stages in order to guarantee an even higher efficiency. The logistics centre was adapted to the constantly increasing requirements, making future expansion possible, too.
The order consolidation zone at Weidmüller consists of two areas. Depending on the order size and shipping mode the order items are consolidated in small volumes for parcel service dispatch or in large volumes for dispatch by forwarding companies. Packaging and dispatch finishing are also effected in this area.
The efficient material flow control system was integrated online into the existing WMS on a AS400 platform. The entire machine coordination, production activity control as well as activation of the control components based on SIMATIC S7 are realised by the material flow control system.