As a retailer, you know how important it is that the chain of planning, purchasing, warehouse / delivery logistics and controlling functions smoothly. In doing so, you also have to face the requirements resulting from advancing digitization, increased customer expectations of a professional e-commerce offer and the increasing number of individual items made by customers. We turn these challenges into your advantages. Flexible and fast control of assortment adjustments, optimal storage and picking as well as effective setting of the course for your delivery competence – this is what you can expect from us.
- Supports omni-channeling with multiple order types in one distribution center
- Coverage of short delivery times (same-day/next-day delivery) and ever smaller delivery quantities with simultaneous increase in article ranges
- SAP connection of pick-by-light or pick-by-voice solutions without additional middleware
- Comprehensive returns processing with SAP
- Mapping of B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-customer) business
- Connection of case picking robots for automated picking
- Integration of customs warehouses and duty paid goods
Extensive value-added services as well as kit-to-order and kit-to-stock processes
SWAN is a founding member of omlox – the open localization standard with free and flexible use of a wide range of technologies such as UWB, RFID, WIFI/BLE and GPS. Thanks to our many years of experience in connecting various location systems to SAP, we are specialists in the localization of assets (containers, pallets, goods) and resources (indoor/outdoor forklifts, industrial trucks, AGVs). We created a Real-Time Location System (RTLS) developed entirely in SAP EWM and ABAP to identify every pallet movement in the warehouse. In addition to optimal, location-based order allocation within the forklift fleet, any time-consuming scanning and identification process is also eliminated. The 3D visualization of all inventory, movement and location data in our SWAN 3D Logistics Cockpit creates an intuitive and meaningful digital twin of your logistics. SAP postings such as production consumption or storage location transfers can be automated via the integrated geo-fencing.
Via our SWAN KPI dashboards based on FIORI and SAPUI5, we bring transparency to all warehouse processes and thus create an easy-to-understand, uniform information basis for all employees in logistics and production. Real-time data from SAP S/4HANA, SAP EWM, Yard Logistics and SAP TM is clearly presented and helps to achieve daily targets, visually allocate workstations and loading zones, or even target prioritization of delayed work packages. The slide show function can be used to display changing content on televisions on the store floor – SWAN can also integrate data from any other IT system or plant.
Whether single-piece robots, portal robots or layer-picking robots – we have already controlled all kinds of robots with SAP EWM. By integrating robots, the picking process can be made efficient, fast and error-free. In the SAP system, product, pallet and customer master data are used to compile the orders in picking and calculate pallet target images based on complex SAP algorithms. This product information and sequences are then transferred to the robot controller. In logistics, robots offer a high level of functional reliability, dynamics and cost-effectiveness and enable handling that is gentle on the product. Employees are relieved of ergonomically unfavorable work steps.
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We look forward to receiving your inquiry about SAP logistics solutions in the retail sector and will be happy to support you in the initial brainstorming and conceptualization phase.