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Digital Intralogistics Processes

Imperial Chemical Logistics

Innovative and Forward-looking Thanks to platbricks

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Paper-based processes struggle to meet today’s intralogistics requirements, but they are commonplace in many companies. Paper has many disadvantages compared to paperless methods in regard to the execution of picking, replenishment, goods receipt, or goods issue processes, such as loss of productivity or a lack of transparency.

Flexible processes and dynamic staff deployment are essential levers for reacting to market volatility and dynamics. This poses a problem for many companies. platbricks Mobile Solutions shows that the digitalization of the supply chain – and therefore paperless logistics – can be economical and fast.

Benefits

End-to-end process and IT consulting
Short implementation times
High efficiency through SaaS approach
Short training phases for employees through intuitive operation of control center and app
Flexible adaptability of the software
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“With the introduction of platbricks, we have gained an innovative and forward-looking picking software that perfectly complements our existing solution. Thanks to the flexible pay-per-use approach and the use of smart devices, we have been able to significantly reduce IT costs. The cooperation with Arvato Systems has always been highly professional, uncomplicated, and flexible. Special or customization requests were always quickly and reliably incorporated into the software. We plan to expand the use of platbricks here at the site.”

Imperial Chemical Logistics
Background Situation

Imperial operates several warehouses in Germany for a variety of clients in the chemical industry. Logistical services such as storage, picking, and retrieval are performed in these warehouses. The processes are very different and inhomogeneous depending on the warehouse and client. In many of the warehouses, these processes are also paper-based and require a large amount of manual work. Plus, Imperial Logistics has a great heterogeneity in its IT systems, which makes it difficult to implement new, innovative solutions.

Vision

Digitally mapping intralogistics processes leads to an improvement in performance and a reduction in process costs. Further company processes can be optimized and fixed costs kept low through complete transparency.

Solution

platbricks communicates with Imperial Chemical Logistics’ WMS system via a “real-time” interface.

To configure the platbricks app and the platbricks control center, a detailed process consultation was conducted and a joint decision was made to select the appropriate end devices for the client. To ensure the feasibility and usefulness of using platbricks at Imperial, a one-week practical test was carried out before the go-live. The positive results of the field test contributed to the fact that platbricks Mobile Solutions’ implementation project was a complete success. Short training sessions as well as an International Service Desk ensure a very high standard of quality in the intralogistics processes. A package predetermination and route-optimized sorting of the order items was implemented as a special feature.

The conception and implementation phase for the integration of platbricks at the Wolfenbüttel site only took two months from start to finish.

About Imperial Chemical Logistics GmbH

Imperial Chemical Logistics GmbH, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany provides logistics services for a variety of clients in the chemical industry. The logistics service provider employs more than 5,000 members of staff at five locations across Germany.

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