ELTEN GmbH Optimizes Logistics Center with PSIwms

PSI-Click-Design in PSIwms. Source: PSI Logistics GmbH

PSI-Click-Design in PSIwms. Source: PSI Logistics GmbH

Future-proof IT basis for efficient warehouse management and coordinated process control

Berlin, November 17, 2021 - The ELTEN GmbH, a manufacturer of safety and professional shoes, has put the warehouse management system PSIwms into operation in its logistics center. Thus, the logistics software of PSI Logistics GmbH forms the basis for future process automations.

To increase the capacity of the central warehouse, ELTEN has expanded its logistics center at the headquarters in Uedem on the Lower Rhine. For efficient warehouse management and coordinated process control, the company relies on the warehouse management system PSIwms. With 6,700 storage spaces in the pallet warehouse, 15,500 in the carton warehouse and 10,300 in the shelf warehouse, 20,000 different articles are stored in the logistics center and an external warehouse. Around three million pairs of safety shoes leave the central warehouse every year.

Currently, the material flows have been reorganized and PSIwms has been implemented and put into operation as a process-leading warehouse management system. The system manages the goods receipt of finished goods, semi-finished goods, merchandise and consumables both from the company's own production and externally via the ramp areas. Picking is currently carried out manually according to the person-to-goods principle. For coordinated process sequences, a pick-by-voice system, a forklift positioning system and a shipping system, for example, are connected to PSIwms. The warehouse expansion also provides the basis for future automation projects such as the installation of an automated small parts warehouse (AS/RS).

ELTEN GmbH was founded in Uedem in 1910 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality safety and work shoes in Europe, employing around 370 people.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the multi-cloud PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs nearly 2,200 people worldwide.

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