Effective handling of logistics processes in the central warehouse

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG develops, manufactures and sells electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. As part of Würth Group, the world market leader for assembly and fastening technology, it ships its components all over the world. Würth Elektronik eiSos relies on the flexibility of PSIwms to handle the logistics processes in the central warehouse in Waldenburg, Germany.

Industry: Industry & Production

Location: Waldenburg, Germany

Employees: 7,300 worldwide

"PSIwms is an efficient and flexibly scalable software for our specifi c processes and requirements for the future. True to our motto “more than you expect"

Uwe Graf

Executive Logistics Manager


orders picked daily on average


sqm storage area


software user

The challenge

More than 30,000 passive components for industrial applications are stored in the central distribution warehouse in Waldenburg, Germany for worldwide shipping. Each day, employees pick an average of 2,000 orders with more than 4,500 items. Naturally, efficient processes are essential. To remain competitive in the future, plans were developed for the implementation of a fully automated warehouse. While PSIwms had previously been used for the manual, scanner-controlled warehouse, it should form the basis for the automation of logistics processes in the future. Among other things, the integration of storage location and batch management as well as automated order picking with batch and data code management according to first-in-first-out principle was targeted. Another condition for the implementation of the project: the restructuring and automation should be completed in several steps during operation.

Warehouse characteristics

  • 11,180 sqm of storage area
  • up to 200,000 storage positions
  • 9 aisles shuttle warehouse with 38 levels
  • 99 level-changing shuttles, 2 double gondola lifts
  • 12 CEP goods receipt stations
  • 20 fully automated order picking stations; incl. special order picking stations for ESD articles (electrostatic discharge)
  • 16 packing stations
  • Control of 27 dispatch lanes depending on the shipping mode
  • Special storage for moisture sensitive articles (different temperature zones)
  • Re-reeling (in conjunction with rolled goods)
  • Automatic goods receipt via measuring tunnel (2D barcodes)

Software in use

Deployed PSIwms

Realized interfaces:

ERP system (Alphaplan), Shipping system (Anton), Material flow computer (Savoye), Pick-by-light

The solution

A fallback scenario was set up with the help of the adaptive scenario management in PSIwms to carry out the modification during operation with as little risk as possible. This way, it was possible to switch back to the old configuration if problems occurred which fortunately was not required. Today, the warehouse consists of an automatic inspection after goods receipt and a highly dynamic conveyor technology. First, the goods pass through a measuring tunnel which uses the material flow computer to forward all measurement data such as weight, dimensions and the barcode to PSIwms. Twenty order-picking stations are equipped with pick-by-light and pick-to-light systems, up to four orders are processed in parallel (multi-order picking). The packing stations receive, among other things, specifications for optimally nested packaging units. With the stored master data, PSIwms determines the electrostatic discharge sensitive components, which are directly forwarded two separate, antistatic order-picking stations. The storage process is additionally supported by value-added services in the form of notes. In the context of promotional activities, the order picker is, for example, instructed to add a brochure or the like. Orders that correspond exactly to the stored packaging units are transported via a bypass directly from the shuttle via a dedicated conveyor line to the shipping lanes and thus do not burden the picking and packing stations.

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Rüdiger Stauch
Head of Sales

phone.: +49 6021 366-561
e-mail: sales@psilogistics.com

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