SUCCESS STORIES WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT
VOLG RELIES ON LOGIS - ALSO AFTER CHANGE OF ERP SYSTEM
Three distribution centres. Volg Konsumwaren AG is a Swiss retailer with headquarters in Winterthur. The company runs three successful store formats with a strong focus on villages and neighbourhoods: Volg Village shops, TopShop petshops and Prima outlets. Fresh products and a friendly service are key to Volg’s over 580 point of sales in the German and French speaking parts of Switzerland. The range of products includes groceries as well as nearfood. The 1’000 sales outlets are being supplied by three distributions centres located in Winterthur (ZH), Landquart (GR) and Oberbipp (BE). For many years now, Volg has used Dataphone’s solutions Logis and Filios to plan and control its assortment. In 2015, the retailer decides to replace the former ERP system FEWAS by SAP which has a significant impact on existing interfaces with Logis and Filios as well as with other partner systems.
Complex interfaces. The complexity of the system landscape turns the ERP change into a very demanding project. Dataphone adapts existing interfaces and develops new ones as well. In addition to incorporating various systems of Volg partners, Dataphone also integrates internal Volg divisions, such as procurement and finance. Furthermore, Dataphone, in close collaboration with Volg, realizes significant improvements in the logistics processes. During the go-live week around July 1, 2017, four Dataphone developers are on location and ensure optimal support and a strong presence in each distribution centre.
Benefits for Volg. Thanks to process improvements and the successful SAP introduction, Volg is able to use Filios and Logis without any interruption or system changes. No new installations were necessary. Furthermore, Logis and Filios were optimized in the course of the ERP change. Ultimately, Volg employees in the distribution centres benefit as well as they are able to keep on using the Dataphone solutions which they already know.
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REGENT RELIES ON LOGIS
Tour management made easy. Regent Lighting AG is one of Europe’s and Switzerland’s leading lighting manufacturers. The company advises lighting planners, architects and lighting installers in the search for the perfect lighting solution. In the spring of 2016, Regent decides to outsource their in-house shipping to Planzer Transport AG.
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