With ORBIS TSS and mobile solution: PERI optimizes processes in outdoor storage and increases logistics performance

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ORBIS AG has successfully introduced the SAP-based ORBIS Transport Control System (ORBIS TSS) and a mobile solution, which are fully integrated into the existing SAP Warehouse Management System (SAP WM), at the 100,000 square meter outdoor storage area of PERI GmbH in Weißenhorn. PERI, a manufacturer of formwork and scaffolding, is thus creating a dialog-based data and document flow with continuous processes in its outdoor warehouse, bringing transparency and flexibility to warehouse management. Thanks to the competence of the ORBIS experts as well as the excellent cooperation and high commitment of all involved, the implementation including the integration of the hardware components and the setup of the network infrastructure for the mobile application was completed in eight months.

With the very easy-to-use ORBIS solution, the training of new employees and their integration into the warehouse processes has been significantly shortened, so that the handling capacity can now be increased as needed during order peaks within a shorter period of time. The forklifts are also utilized to the fullest, as transport orders are automatically assigned to the drivers via a touchscreen terminal mounted on the vehicle on which the solution is installed.

Since ORBIS TSS displays the storage location and loading quantity for each order and optimizes the transport routes, the drivers are directed directly to the location, pick up the containers and bring them to the destination storage location as quickly as possible. Mix-ups or incorrect loading are virtually impossible, because each container is provided with a barcode that the forklift driver scans with a reader. The scanned data is immediately transferred to SAP WM, where it is compared with the stored information with regard to the current storage location, the available quantity and the current status. Once a transfer order has been completed, ORBIS TSS determines the follow-up order based on the requirement dates and according to the operational urgency. The processes in the outdoor storage area, which PERI reorganized as part of the implementation, are now being further improved and additional processes are being integrated into ORBIS TSS step by step.

ORBIS AG will be presenting its SAP-based solutions for intralogistics at this year's LogiMAT (March 08-10, 2016) in Stuttgart in Hall 7 at stand 7D45. The focus is on Industry 4.0 in logistics.

About PERI
PERI GmbH, based in Weissenhorn near Ulm, is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems. PERI serves its customers from the construction and scaffolding trades with innovative system equipment and comprehensive services around formwork and scaffolding technology for efficient construction, maintenance and renovation. The core competencies lie in the development and production of innovative formwork and scaffolding systems as well as in engineering services for customized project solutions. PERI's range of services also includes a wide variety of technical, logistical and commercial services for optimizing formwork and scaffolding processes. With around 7,000 employees and 60 subsidiaries, the family-owned company generated sales of more than 1.14 billion euros in 2014. For more information, visit peri.de.

ORBIS is an internationally operating software and business consulting company. ORBIS advises and supports international corporations and medium-sized companies - from IT strategy and system selection to business process optimization, system implementation and system integration. In doing so, ORBIS relies on the solutions of the market leaders SAP and Microsoft, with whom we have a close partnership. The core competencies include classic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Logistics (EWM/LES), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Variant Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) On-Premise and Cloud, Business Analytics (BI, EPM and Data Warehousing) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). As a reliable partner, ORBIS supports worldwide rollouts of ERP solutions and processes. Own solutions for Industry 4.0, BI, MES, product costing and variant management as well as add-ons based on SAP complete the service portfolio. On the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, ORBIS offers numerous proprietary industry solutions and best practices such as SAP integration. More than 1500 successfully implemented customer projects are proof of our many years of experience in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and trade as well as financial service providers and pharmaceuticals. Long-standing customers include Bosch, Eberspächer, Edscha, Hager Group, Heineken Switzerland, Hörmann, hülsta, HYDAC INTERNATIONAL, Jungheinrich, KSB, KUKA Roboter, Magna, Melitta Haushaltsprodukte, Modine, Paul Hartmann, Pilz, Rittal, Schott, SCHUNK, Villeroy & Boch, WAGO Kontakttechnik and the ZF Group.

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