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Material Guidance System optimizes SAP production at ZF Friedrichshafen AG  - FLEXUS AG

Material Guidance System optimizes SAP production at ZF Friedrichshafen AG

The forklift control system manages the material flow at one of the Group's largest locations with over 8,000 employees. In Schweinfurt (GER), ZF Friedrichshafen AG controls the material warehouse and material transport in the area of forming technology with software solutions from Flexus AG. The reductions in forklifts, search times and storage space are enormous.

 

 

 

ABOUT ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

ZF is a leading global technology group in driveline and suspension technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has 137,000 employees at 230 locations in 40 countries. In 2016, ZF generated sales of approximately 35 billion euros. ZF is one of the world's largest automotive suppliers.

BEST PRACTICE: FLX-TLS MATERIAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR SAP®

 

CHALLENGES

  • Management over a central forklift fleet
  • High flexibility in the supply and disposal of the productions
  • Forklift request per driving order directly via SAP®
  • Central and computer-controlled WIP warehouse (Work-In-Process)
  • WIP warehouse management with own logic for storage, retrieval and relocation

IMPLEMENTING THE SOLUTION AT ZF

  • Requesting the forklift by a transport order
  • Automatic drive order generation on completion of a production order
  • Automatic transport order generation when packaging material is required
  • Introduction of the FLX-WIP warehouse management system, so that material that has not yet entered in SAP® is managed as stock, can be stored exactly where it is needed and can be removed again

RESULTS AND RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT (ROI)

  • Enormous reduction of empty runs
  • Savings of over 50% in forklift trucks
  • Significant increase in efficiency (fewer forklifts at the same time but increasing number of driving orders and transport quantities)
  • The space requirement for the semi-finished products was reduced by 15 percent
  • FLX-WIP warehouse management makes inventory management within the WIP warehouse transparent
  • Minimization of search times in the WIP warehouse


CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

"Flexus is one of the market leaders and was able to offer us a solution with the FLX-TLS Material Guidance System that is already directly integrated into SAP®"

Kai Schlösser Head of Logistics Forming Technology Schweinfurt (GER) ZF Friedrichshafen AG

 

 

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Reference Report Material Guidance System
at ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  

 

 


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