KAN is implementing the ASTRO WMS system

KAN, one of the leading manufacturers of modern water and heating installation systems, has selected Astro WMS from Consafe Logistics as its new warehouse management system. The main goal of the implementation is to automate warehouse management processes and improve efficiency of logistical processes.

KAN is a dynamically growing company with almost 700 employees and presence in 23 European countries. In view of the growth, a decision was made to upgrade the IT system used to manage 6000 m2 of warehouse space.

Astro WMS system implemented at KAN will support goods acceptance at the warehouse, order picking and distribution. Other tangible benefits offered by the system include efficient and quick order processing, fulfilling more orders with the same number of employees and means of transport, less errors and lower level of required inventory. All of that translates directly into higher quality of service and customer satisfaction.

Improved efficiency is mainly a result of real-time data processing. It is especially important for distribution and production companies because of the huge amount of data and goods flowing through the warehouse. Warehouse processes are treated as tasks by Astro WMS, prioritized according to a current situation in the warehouse and deadlines for shipments. Properly prepared task sets optimize the workflow.

"Deployment of the latest Astro WMS 7.6 to manage the warehouse space will ensure high work efficiency, as work coordinators will have access to comprehensive and up-to-date information about the progress of individual warehouse operations. This will enable KAN to manage resources flexibly and efficiently, and to eliminate downtime

says Grzegorz Kaczmarczyk, Project Manager who belongs to a 5-person Consafe Logistics team responsible for the implementation.

Astro WMS will be integrated with an existing ERP system. The implementation will also rely on Motorola solutions – MC9000 radio terminals, wireless network and Zebra label printers. Implementation will be completed by the end of 2011.

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