Productivity increase in assembly and spare parts handling

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New production and logistics center ensures more streamlined and efficient logistics processes in production

With a new production and logistics center, Gebrüder Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG (GEMÜ), a leading manufacturer of valve, measurement and control technology, can now supply customers significantly faster and has notably improved its internal production supply.

Advantages of the new system:

  • Decentralized warehouses of foreign subsidiaries were concentrated at the Kupferzell location 
  • Significantly improved on-time delivery and increased throughput  
  • optimale Prozess-Automatisierung
  • Optimal process automation
  • Reduction in incorrect deliveries
  • Significant increases in production in the assembly departments
  • Customers throughout Europe can be supplied with standard products within 48 hours


Project details:

For this purpose, viastore developed and implemented a comprehensive system consisting of an automated pallet warehouse (APW) and an automated mini-load system (MLS) in the form of a container warehouse. The one-aisle APW allows for double-depth storage of Euro pallets with a maximum weight of 1,200 kilograms and is managed by a viapal automatic storage and retrieval machine. The two-aisle MLS is designed as a built-in rack for the double-deep storage of plastic containers with a maximum weight of 50 kg each, and is operated by two viaspeed XL ASRS. It is connected to the order picking and shipment areas via a container loop.

Here, the shipment commissioner, a centrally arranged system with lifting beam ASRS, is used for the intermediate storage of picked orders ready for dispatch. This consolidation prevents the shipment of too many individual consignments. Another such buffer system - the production commissioner - where picked orders for assembly supply are temporarily stored, is found in the assembly hall. The picked orders for assembly supply are temporarily stored here. The production commissioner is also fully integrated in the container conveyor system.

The viadat WMS manages and controls the entire material flow process - from the receipt of goods to the storage, retrieval and production supply, all the way to order picking and shipment. viadat also regulates the buffering of assembly supplies, the consolidation of orders, and the printing of delivery notes, and address labels. The software retrieves the necessary data from the ERP system, to which it is connected via a standard interface.

The retrieval of assembly orders from the production commissioner takes place over ten parallel sloping roller tracks. A milk run system takes over the containers from the conveyor system. The assembly stations are supplied according to the kanban principle. This system is also managed by viadat. viastore's intralogistics solution helped GEMÜ significantly reduce throughput times - Standard products reach every location in Europe within 48 hours - an important competitive advantage. Delivery reliability has increased significantly, and the error rate shows a clear downward trend.

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