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Installation Inventory: Integrated transport management

Hörmann, a European manufacturer of doors uses a new SAP based solution, SAP LE-TRA, to improve its transport and shipping activities


September 22, 2017
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At the company’s Upper Austrian Wolfsegg facility the system ensures full visibility into packaging and shipping planning, automated pallet planning and the integration of a mobile customer solution for packing processing.

At several sites, Hörmann, a European manufacturer of doors, hinged doors, frames and operators, now uses a new SAP based solution, SAP LE-TRA, to improve the processing of its transport and shipping activities. Since the first quarter of 2017, more than 1,600 trips with over 15,000 deliveries have been planned and processed.

The transport management solution, including functional extensions, was implemented at three sites by the logistics software specialist inconso.

The first site, Brandis, near Leipzig, was equipped with SAP-based inconso add-ons to support SAP integrated goods planning. The new system significantly increased visibility into transport activities, from planning through to invoicing. In addition, connected software components and the external Warehouse Management system are now able to closely interact.

The solution was subsequently rolled out to two more warehouses of the Hörmann Group. At the company’s Upper Austrian Wolfsegg facility the system ensures full visibility into packaging and shipping planning, automated pallet planning and the integration of a mobile customer solution for packing processing.

A route-planning solution that supports packing planning and takes current inventory positions into account was sought specially for the Hörmann Group site in Freisen, Saarland. There, inconso implemented add-ons to address diverse planned tasks. The inconso packing dialogue allows for advance planning as well as fast response times to sudden changes occurring in the group’s daily business.

Hörmann develops and produces high-quality doors, hinged doors, frames and operators for use in private and commercial properties at 26 specialized factories in Europe, North America and Asia. It is based in Steinhagen, Germany.