Improved performance thanks to GUS-OS Suite
Bode Naturkost modifies warehouse management
With the support of the GUS Group, an ERP and consulting company based in Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, Bode Naturkost has optimized its warehouse organization and automated it in large parts. Since 2010, the company based in Hamburg has been relying on GUS-OS Suite, with which it for example maps warehouse management. Due to the current restructuring and optimization in the logistics area, Bode was able to significantly improve its performance in the processes. This is partly due to the fact that numerous processes, such as the commissioning of forwarding agents, are now automatically mapped.
More storage capacity
Natural food is booming – this is also evident at Horst Bode Import-Export GmbH. The specialist for natural food based in Hamburg has been recording a continuously increasing order volume for some years now and has therefore increasingly reached its limits with its storage capacities. Since 2011, Bode has therefore gradually extended its storage area by three new buildings.
“With the expansion of our storage capacities, we also had to rethink the organization and interaction of the various warehouses at some point,” explains Thomas Walter, Project Manager at Bode. Since the natural food company has been consulted by GUS in all relevant process changes since the introduction of GUS-OS Suite in 2010, it was a logical consequence of the current challenge to rely on the experts of the ERP company.
Within three months, the team adapted the administrative processes to the changed requirements. In addition to an improved performance and an increased picking speed, replenishment orders for replenishing storage bins at Bode are now generated automatically. The transfer from goods receipt to the main warehouse also runs automatically. With the interface “Orderrace”, the system now also commissions its forwarding agents without the intervention of employees at Bode. In addition, GUS-OS Suite ensures that customer orders can be divided into several picking orders. Pre-picking is possible even before the goods are completely available. “By reorganizing our warehouse management with GUS-OS Suite, we have not only significantly improved our current processes but are also well equipped for future growth,” says Walter. “After more than 7 years of successful cooperation with Bode, we are pleased that we have now been able to complete another project in time, on budget and above all to the customer’s complete satisfaction,” adds Ekkehard Ziesche, Managing Director of existing customers at GUS Deutschland GmbH.