New Standards for Storage, Transport and Shipping: Böllhoff Group Continues Long-standing Collaboration with inconso

Start of the implementation of inconsoWMS, inconsoTMS and inconsoSDS

The Böllhoff Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fasteners based in Bielefeld, Germany, has started expanding and modernizing its logistics network. The goal of the “Logistics 2020” project: By building a new logistics center and expanding digital processes in the logistics chain, the fastener specialist is optimizing all planning and control processes for storage, transport and shipping. The project is implemented in continuation of a long-standing cooperation between the Böllhoff Group and the logistics software specialist inconso.

With the start of the project, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new European logistics center in Oelsnitz, Saxony, took place on June 16, 2018. Among other things, the complex is equipped with an automated high bay warehouse (HBW) and an automatic storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for over 100,000 products. The warehouse management system inconsoWMS X ensures the efficient control of all goods flows, which inconso will implement by the planned go-live in fall 2019. Aberle GmbH, a sister company of inconso AG belonging to Körber Logistics, is responsible for setting up the hardware.

The implementation of the transport management system inconsoTMS and the shipping & dispatch system inconsoSDS in Bielefeld will start at the same time. Afterwards the Böllhoff Group will aim at the establishment of a European standard to be implemented in the form of inconsoTMS at the company’s other European locations, such as Chambéry (FR) and Senec (SK). In this way, the Böllhoff Group is creating a uniform system landscape for planning and controlling their entire trip network. The system’s application areas will therefore include both production and logistics locations with different function and system requirements.

The integration of the inconsoSDS shipping system in combination with inconsoTMS will make the flexible management and assignment of general cargo and CEP shipments possible. In addition, inconsoTMS offers a web portal for controlling and monitoring the shipping process and web service interfaces for integrating the data of external partners via the internet. The Böllhoff Group is responding to the positive development of recent years with further investments in logistics and production. The combined investment volume for 2018 and 2019 amounts to 150 million euros.

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