Optimised inbound/outbound logistics is closely linked to the digital twin concept, which guarantees the necessary transparency along the supply chain.

How can you design logistics structures that guarantee supply and ensure a smooth workflow along the entire supply chain under all circumstances? The WILD Group delivers the answer to this question with a digitalisation offensive in warehouse and transport logistics. New technological possibilities create particularly powerful leverage for a more flexible, efficient, and sustainable operation of all links in the supply chain.

CEO Josef Hackl explains how WILD orchestrates its warehouse management: The objective is to deliver the material to be processed as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible from the supplier to the ramp, the goods receipt, consignment control and storage, or directly to the fitter in the production facility. And, in the opposite direction, the finished product back to the delivery vehicle. To achieve this, the technology partner digitally integrates all steps in this chain in a single system and renders this process visible and steerable in real time. As a result, the physical processes and their digital twin remain synchronous. From goods receipt to invoicing, one can always find out where the parts are located in any given moment. This reduces errors in data collection and minimises  the search effort. In goods receipt, WILD has introduced tablets and scanners to book materials using bar codes. This significantly reduces the workload for the staff involved. Yet digitalisation already begins a step before, namely with the supplier. The order record provides them with data that later triggers automatic workflows in goods receipt. It is equally important to ensure transparent data transfer to suppliers which is carried out in real time and minimises supply risks. ”We take advantage of this to adjust the supply chain to actual demand in the short and medium term. By transferring the forecast, we also secure our material planning in the long run, especially in the case of increasing replenishment lead times“, says Horst Schöffmann, Head of Logistics WILD GmbH. In materials scheduling, the company is currently working on the implementation of a procurement platform that will allow for an order-related scheduling and booking of raw materials via an EDI interface. The next step in implementation is digital storage space allocation.

The most important tool in goods issue is the digitalised shipping list, which controls invoicing and delivers a digital ”worklist“ for packaging and shipment, as well as information on possible delays and the urgency of the shipment.