Nuremberg (11/12/2014) – „Maximum order customization" - this issue was at the focus of the 2nd Klinkhammer Intralogistics day which took place on 4.11.2014 at Marburg Wallcoverings in Kirchhain. In lectures, discussions and presentations, participants had an opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in automation. The intralogistics day was crowned by an exclusive guided tour through the logistics center of Marburg Wallcoverings which incorporates the fully automated intralogistics solution made by Klinkhammer. The participants – all logistics, warehouse, operating and IT experts from across Germany - again were very much impressed by the combination of theory and practice.
The Marburger Tapetenfabrik (Marburg Wallcoverings) is one of the leading wallpaper manufacturers worldwide. In order to continue to play a leading role on the market, Marburg Wallcoverings opts for a fully automated intralogistics solution designed and worked out by the Klinkhammer Group. On the occasion of the next stage of expansion of the logistics center of Marburg Wallcoverings, the intralogistics specialist Klinkhammer invited all interested parties to join the Klinkhammer Intralogistics Day (KIT) on site in Kirchhain. On the 2nd KIT, logistics, warehouse, operating and IT-specialists learned about how they can organize their logistics even more efficiently. While in 2013 the 1st KIT event in Nuremberg focused on the issue “Added values through process optimization”, this time everything was all about the topic “Maximum order customization”. In his keynote presentation, Bernd Kratz, managing director of the EMA Executive Management Advisors GmbH, outlined the trends in intralogistics with special focus on the “Dynamic E-Commerce”. His thesis: “Multi-channel” does not only revolutionize the commercial retail landscape, but also logistics and intralogistics. The future belongs to automation without standardization. A guided tour through the logistics center of Marburg Wallcoverings demonstrated how automation technology can respond flexibly to a wide variety of requirements. The motto of the KIT 2014 "Maximum order customization" was selected for good reason. “Order customization will become more and more vital for the future of intralogistics and we managed to put this into practice, here in Kirchhain at our customer Marburg Wallcoverings, by having realized a highly flexible and automated solution" explained Frank Klinkhammer, managing director of the Klinkhammer Group.
Besides the keynote and the guided tour through the logistics center, the program offered presentations, lectures and round table discussions to the participants. The managing director of the Marburger Tapetenfabrik, Ulrich Eitel, opened the proceedings. He gave all participants the rare opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, presented the product portfolio and the logistics concept. Ulrich Eitel of the Marburger Tapetenfabrik: “We are operating logistics at the highest level, because logistics is one of the major, integral parts of our daily business.” Following the introduction, Frank Klinkhammer outlined the details of the 360° philosophy of the Klinkhammer Group. With the 360° approach, Klinkhammer offers a new way in intralogistics. It is no longer only about single components, software or plant and system layouts; it is rather a matter of promoting a holistic approach. From analysis, planning and software development to project realization and service - 24 hours a day. In the afternoon, Frank Bennemann, managing director of AK warehouse solutions, addressed the topic of logistics software. His opinion: The best software is not the software that covers everything, but the software that makes all of this possible. The software DC21-WMS® exactly meets these requirements.
Enthused and inspired participants
“The Klinkhammer Intralogistics Day is an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and information about trends and logistics solutions in a much focused environment and to merge theory and practice” points out Hagen Schumann, head of the sales and consulting team of the Klinkhammer Group. “The participants can gain useful information for their everyday work.” Of course, the 25 participants had enough time for discussions and to benefit from the various experiences – both during the day and during the evening event in Marburg. “All in all a quite successful event with interesting presentations”, confirmed Dirk Barthel of Nestlé. “Especially the visualization of the warehouse management software was of key interest for me, as the WMS constitutes the interface to the system/plant operator.” Ferdinand von Alvensleben, purchasing office of German Iron Merchants, emphasizes “I like to have a look at systems in operation directly on site. This shows exactly in practice what customer and supplier have achieved in intralogistics by their joint endeavor” Also next year, again a KIT - Klinkhammer Intralogistics Day will take place.