Direction Industry 4.0: Franz Morat Group Digitizes Intralogistics with ORBIS MPS and SAP WM
The Franz Morat Group is laying the foundation for the digitization of its intralogistics processes in the sense of Industry 4.0 with the warehouse management system from SAP (SAP WM) in combination with the ORBIS Multi-Process Suite (ORBIS MPS) as a mobile solution seamlessly integrated into SAP./p>
With the introduction of SAP WM and ORBIS MPS, the Franz Morat Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality gears, worm gear sets and drive solutions, commissioned the internationally active business consulting and software company ORBIS AG. Thanks to the practical consulting and process expertise of the intralogistics experts at ORBIS and the partnership-based cooperation of all parties involved, the implementation in the incoming goods department and in the assembly warehouse of the main plant in Eisenbach was completed in three months.
The advantages of digital intralogistics processes with dialog-supported mobile data capture including paperless information flow and automated bookings became noticeable immediately after commissioning. All goods movements, from goods receipt through transport to receipt in the assembly warehouse, can now be controlled efficiently, transparently and securely. Thanks to a clear view of missing parts, the time-consuming search for required but non-existent components is no longer necessary, and the error rate for picking parts for assembly has been reduced to zero.
Thanks to end-to-end IT support, intralogistics processes can now be completed much faster than in times of paper-based processes with storage slips and routing slips. Articles required in the assembly area are now fetched from the storage location and handed over promptly and according to the FIFO procedure (= first in, first out). This shortens the waiting time in assembly, but also in downstream processes such as shipping, which in turn has a positive effect on delivery reliability - a real added value.
In the next step, the Franz Morat Group will introduce SAP WM and ORBIS MPS in the raw material warehouse and shipping, but also in the new E-motive plant in Poland, which is currently being built. In addition to smart logistics, ORBIS MES will also be used in the future to create a Smart Factory. The solution is seamlessly integrated into SAP ERP and links or synchronizes data and key figures from the shop floor with SAP processes.
"With SAP WM and ORBIS MPS, we are creating the prerequisites for smart intralogistics in the sense of Industry 4.0. Together with ORBIS, we will consistently continue along this path in the future," says Christopher Supp, Head of Logistics at the Franz Morat Group.
About the Franz Morat Group
The internationally active Franz Morat Group from Eisenbach in the Hochschwarzwald region of the Black Forest is a driving force in numerous industries. The core competencies of this traditional company include the development and manufacture of high-precision gears, rotor shafts and worm gear sets made of a wide variety of metals as well as technically sophisticated injection moulded plastic parts. The Franz Morat Group also manufactures innovative standard drives as well as tailor-made and complex drive solutions including motor control, bus coupling, certification, production and delivery logistics for various industries and applications. Drive components from the Franz Morat Group are used, among other things, in medical and rehabilitation equipment technology, intralogistics, the automotive sector and electromobility. Customers benefit from services from a single source, from development including prototype construction through production to series delivery. In order to achieve optimum product quality, the Franz Morat Group relies on a very high in-house vertical range of manufacture, state-of-the-art machinery and excellently trained specialists and their targeted development and further training. In 2018 the group of companies, which has production and service locations in the USA, Poland, Mexico and Turkey, achieved sales of more than 91 million euros with around 670 employees.
Further information is available at franz-morat.com.
ORBIS supports medium-sized companies as well as international corporations in the digitization of their business processes: from the joint development of the customer-specific big picture to the practical implementation in the project. The digitization and automation of business processes across the entire value chain ensures the competitiveness of our customers. The deep process know-how and the innovative strength of our 440 employees combined with the expertise of more than 30 years of successful, international project work in various industries make us a competent partner. We rely on the solutions and technologies of our partners SAP and Microsoft, whose portfolios are rounded off by ORBIS solutions. Our focus is on SAP S/4HANA, customer engagement and the implementation of the Smart Factory. On the basis of smart cloud technologies such as machine learning, cognitive services and IoT, we promote the innovative power of our customers in the development of innovative products, services and business models. Our expertise results from more than 2000 customer projects with more than 500 customers in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and trade. Longstanding customers include the ZF Group, Hörmann, Hager Group, Rittal, Kraftverkehr Nagel, ArcelorMittal, Montblanc, Bahlsen and Sonepar.
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