As the DC North center tied in closely with production, it was designed according to ABC and order structures. io-consultants used the layout design and the defined warehouse processes to prepare tender documents for the facility, including the conveyor technology.
IT experts from recently founded io-DigitalSolutions played an instrumental role in both projects as they detailed the warehouse processes and technical specifications for the SAP EWM-based warehouse management system. A particular challenge io-DigitalSolutions successfully integrating the AutoStore warehouse to optimize paperless processes in SAP EWM.
In addition, both the technical systems and SAP EWM were customized with a high degree of flexibility to ensure a smooth flow of combined processes, such as simultaneously supplying Festo warehouses, end customers, and dealers worldwide. io-consultants and io-DigitalSolutions jointly managed the tendering processes for Hub Asia.
io-consultants planned both logistics centers beginning in December 2017. With the planning and tendering phases now completed, implementation is progressing and construction work on Hub Asia will commence within the first few months of 2019.
Festo is a manufacturer of control and automation technology. The German based company currently employs around 18,800 people in 62 countries across the world, and serves 300,000 customers in over 35 industries.