Automation & Optimization
“The most advanced warehouse management system that I am aware of in the market. It is generating a digital twin of the warehouse and the adjacent processes and uses advanced algorithms to optimize the warehouse operations”
-One of the ‘Big Three’ strategy consulting firms-
An expansion to 53 types of beer has increased the complexity of warehouse logistics at Austrian Brau Union six-fold. By integrating M2M communication and laser technology with its ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, the company still manages to get 1.5 billion bottles of beer to its fans.
Redesigned Value Chain
That’s why Austrian brewer Brau Union decided to implement fully integrated supply chain management.
The new, electronic logistics system connects all of the Heineken subsidiary’s processes intelligently – goods receipt, block-building in the warehouse, picking, production supply, inventory management of full products and empties, and even truck management. As a result, the solution was implemented without any additional need for staff, forklifts, or warehouse space.
Thanks to an integrated system, consisting of warehouse management and a forklift guidance system, Brau Union can produce more, utilize available warehouse space more efficiently, and help protect the environment at the same time: