Fast and smooth handling of logistics processes

Würth Elektronik France is a subsidiary of the German Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG. Over time, an initially small warehouse in Lyon, France, has developed into a modern logistics center, which is now one of the logistics hubs of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. The concept of added value at Würth Elektronik guarantees delivery of all catalog products within 48 hours worldwide as well as free sample deliveries. Würth Elektronik France relies on PSIwms for the rapid and smooth handling of logistics processes.

Industry:Industry & Production

Location: Lyon, France

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"

Damien Lievre

Division Manager Logistics Project


hours time window for delivery of catalog products


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The challenge

Due to the steady growth at the Lyon warehouse location, the decision was made to expand the warehouse. In this context, processes that had previously been handled manually should be partially automated. This involved, for example, the conveyor technology between the different storage areas as well as the integration of state-of-the-art identification technology including the corresponding IT connection. A particular challenge was the modification of the picking area during operation.

Warehouse characteristics

  • 6.000 sqm of storage area
  • 57.000 storage positions
  • 9,000 inventory items (SKUs)
  • High-bay warehouse, shelf, block storage, manual small parts warehouse
  • Special storage for moisture sensitive articles (different temperature zones)
  • Re-reeling (in conjunction with rolled goods)
  • Automatic goods receipt via measuring tunnel (2D barcodes)
  • Types of stored goods: Material in containers/ cardboard boxes or on pallets/pallet cages, hoses, cables, rolled goods



Software in use

Deployed PSIwms

Realized interfaces:

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

The solution

PSI Logistics developed a concept for a partial automation together with experts from the central warehouse in Germany. This included among other things, an increase in the storage area for goods receipt from 1,000 to 3,500 square meters, five new loading ramps in the goods receipt area, and an expansion of the pallet warehouse from 2,800 to 9,000 pallets. For better handling, a replenishment control was integrated across several storage areas – from the pallet warehouse to a shelf storage system to a sample small-parts warehouse – which is managed by PSIwms. In addition, the use of conveyor technology ensures the transport of goods between different storage and functional areas. The information required for order picking is provided by radio data transmission. Storage and retrieval follow the FiFo principle. For this purpose, PSIwms always keeps the date codes on the inventory so that retrievals can be aligned with it. A high level of transparency throughout the entire logistics process is also ensured by customizable cockpit views based on customer-defined KPIs. Würth Elektronik stands for quality in the field of electronic and electromechanical construction elements. In the course of quality assurance, one part of outgoing goods is first directed to the QA department. Only after inspection, the goods return to the outgoing goods process. If defects are detected, the goods will be removed and a post-production via PSIwms is initiated. In addition, value-added services support the entire order picking process. This means that notes draw the employees’ attention to possible peculiarities in the order, e.g., if they need to add a thank-you gift to the shipment.

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Intelligent Warehousing

What makes a user-friendly WMS? Active monitoring with dashboard views

This video shows how the Warehouse Management System PSIwms makes clear evaluations at a glance using dashboard views with diagrams and traffic light functions from tabular data. Includes interface monitoring, logging of all changes and event tracking. To ensure that no important information is overlooked, event tracking also allows graphical analyses to be displayed on large screens.

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