WAMAS Warehouse Management Software for Automated Logistics Centre
Big Bang d.o.o gears up for the future and modernises the logistics centre in Celje
Most certainly you know how it feels to be looking forward to getting yourself that special gadget that you have been longing for for quite some time already? A hightech TV-set or the PlayStation of the latest generation? And surely you are also familiar with the kind of disappointment that comes over you when the sales person reveals: “We are very sorry, but there seems to be a shortness of supplies”. Or: “We must apologize; according to our warehouse stock, we should have one piece available but we cannot seem to locate it right now”. Yes? What you might not know, however, is that many of these problems are due to deficient processes in logistic procedures.
This was one of the reasons for Big Bang, d.o.o. the Slovenian market leader in the sector of audio, video and computer products to opt for the warehouse management software WAMAS by Salomon Automation.
In cooperation with Salomon Automation Big Bang started in spring 2012 the modernisation process of the logistics centre in Celje, which supplies 19 own stores and other wholesale customers all over Slovenia with goods.
As a subsidiary of the Merkur Group, Big Bang d.o.o. is the Slovenian market leader in the sector of audio, video and computer products and domestic appliances. A total of 450 employees in 19 stores, distribution, wholesale and internet stores attend to the needs of both final customers and companies. Within its ample assortment Big Bang d.o.o. offers a variety of products and a wide range of quality.
Over 4.000 articles are stored in about 4.500 pallet locations on a 6.600 m² site. More than 20 employees are in charge of operating the warehouse and they distribute about 8000 items? or 41.000 pieces per month to the customers.
The warehouse management system WAMAS 4.9 controls all processes from goods-in to picking and goods-out. The system is fully interconnected with the enterprise resource planning system of Big Bang so that all the relevant processes may be dealt with automatically across all systems.
The paperless handling of business processes, the ease of use of the system and the clear, physical representation of the warehouse in the system were all factors that convinced Big Bang of WAMAS. Ultimately Big Bang chose WAMAS because by improving the structuring of processes the storage capacity utilisation of 50% up until now, can be increased remarkably. Furthermore an increase in picking as well as a lowering of the error rate is to be expected due to the implementation of a process-oriented control in picking.
So the goals of Big Bang are easily explained:
- Cut logistics costs
- Reduce errors to a minimum
- Increase availability of goods in the stores
- Increase transparency and efficiency in the supply chain