Sensor manufacturer benefits from uniform IT infrastructure

Sensor technology manufacturer elobau GmbH & Co. KG fully commissioned the PSIwms warehouse management system from PSI Logistics GmbH in August 2021. This will increase efficiency and transparency in warehousing for production supply and shipping. The close functional networking with the PSIpenta ERP system also reduces interfaces. The resulting integrated IT infrastructure opens up additional optimisation potential. PSIwms replaces the previous systems.

Founded in 1972, elobau is one of the leading international suppliers of non-contact sensor technology and operating elements in mechanical engineering. Around 1,400 pallet storage locations are managed at the logistics centre in Leutkirch to ensure on-time production supply and processing of shipping orders.

As a central automation system, elobau also uses a state-of-the-art AutoStore cube with 30,000 container storage locations. The direct connection of the programmable logic controller to PSIwms and new processes optimised for AutoStore ensure a significant increase in system performance and efficiency of up to 20% compared to the old system. An external warehouse is also integrated into the warehouse management and process control via the multisite capability.

PSIwms controls the management of incoming goods and storage locations, the piece-precise order picking and, via transport kanban from the AutoStore system and high-bay warehouse, the demand-oriented provision of components in production.

“The result is a sustainably improved and significantly efficient workflow with a high level of process transparency,” sums up elobau Logistics Manager Matthias Gromer. “In addition, PSI Click Design allows user interfaces to be optimally adapted to individual requirements. Despite the complex processes, we benefit from a clear IT infrastructure.”

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