As a manufacturer of pumps for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, Kyffhäuser Pumpen Artern GmbH greatly values innovative technology and superior quality. Due to very rapid growth during the pandemic, the company’s warehouse management is now working at maximum capacity. However, data collection and processing were handled manually for many decades. In addition to long search and putaway times, this manual process caused real difficulties for quality documentation in particular—especially given the fact that comprehensive quality documentation, starting with transparent stock management in the warehouse, is essential in the pharmaceutical industry.
It was clear to the team that action was needed. In order to maintain this high standard of quality while simultaneously facilitating steady growth through optimized processes, it is crucial to have transparent and valid data. With the lack of transparency, the long processing times, and no means of solving these very problems quickly and easily, a clear goal was set: the digitalization of the production process in the warehouse.
For day-to-day activities in the warehouse, it is important that the work can be performed easily and directly without undue effort. The new software should also be easy to use and understand for employees who do not have IT experience and it should not hinder their actual workflow either. This is ultimately why the mobile warehouse management solution L-mobile warehouse ready for SAP Business One was chosen in combination with mobile handheld scanners that make it possible to work directly at the goods or storage bin.