Müller Martini: Storage and Picking of Small Parts for Production

Müller Martini Druckverarbeitungs-Systeme AG is the world's leading manufacturer of machinery and systems for print processing and newspaper logistics. The systems are developed, manufactured, and marketed in Zofingen. A total of 69,000 materials and small parts needed for production are also stored at the site in Switzerland. 

Project Requirements

The dynamic market environment of the printing industry requires Müller Martini to provide quick responses with efficient solutions with smooth processes. For this reason, Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing 46 narrow lift modules with 17 new three-meter wide LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER. The direct integration of the new lift modules into the existing SAP environment was a crucial success factor for Müller Martini.

Goals:

  • Efficient storage: Provision of a 2,600 m2 storage area for approx. 48,000 items

  • Dismantling of the existing lift modules and construction of 17 LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER without disrupting normal plant operation

  • Integration of the LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules into the SAP environment without the need for additional hardware and software

  • Optimization of the picking process

SSI SCHAEFER SYSTEM SOLUTION AND COMPONENTS

Informations about the SSI SCHAEFER Solutions and Components

SSI SCHAEFER SYSTEM SOLUTION AND COMPONENTS

The spare parts and components handled on a daily basis (approx. 300 items) are delivered to quality control, or are taken directly to the assembly area or warehouse, depending on the requirements. A goods-in transaction and a transport order are generated via SAP ERP for those small parts that are delivered to the warehouse. The goods are then transported to a LOGIMAT® for storage with the accompanying documentation.

If an assembly order is planned and recorded in the ERP system, a picking order with a barcode is generated and provided to the employees. The barcode is then read by the barcode scanner on the LOGIMAT®. The required components are now provided by the LOGIMAT®, and every time an item is removed, the process is acknowledged using the LOGIBAR. The lift system needs to generate the retrieval process for the small parts in ascending order by storage location and LOGIMAT® to ensure efficient picking.

Once picking of the small parts is complete, the components, which are gathered on a carousel carrier are sent for removal in the relevant area and then delivered to the defined assembly address for installation.

CONNECTION TO SAP

Seamless Connection to the SAP-System

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Connection to SAP

Thanks to Status C, the LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules can be integrated directly into the SAP environment. Future software updates from SAP can therefore be implemented easily.

KEY SYSTEM FIGURES FROM MÜLLER MARTINI

Every Information at a glance

WAREHOUSE AREA500 M2
Number17
Width/height3.000 mm/6.850 mm
Number of traysAn average of 62 trays per lift module
Storage locations51.900
Additional functions
  • LOGIBAR: Continuous confirmation light barrier under the operating opening for enhancing the picking performance

  • LOGITILT: Tray tilting mechanism for ergonomic operation

  • LOGIDUAL: Alternating provision of trays on 2 operating levels per access opening

  • LOGIPOINTER: Optical indication of the storage position using a laser pointer

Software solutionSAP integration using Status C


CASE STUDY: MÜLLER MARTINI DRUCKVERARBEITUNGS-SYSTEME AG

Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing narrow lift modules with new three-meter wide LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER.

The dynamic market environment of the printing industry requires Müller Martini to provide quick responses and efficient solutions with smooth processes. For this reason, Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing 46 narrow lift modules with 17 new three-meter wide LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER. The direct integration of the new lift modules into the existing SAP environment was a crucial success factor for Müller Martini.

What our customers say

"SSI SCHAEFER offered us a complete solution that fully meets our requirements. The LOGIMAT® is a robust product boasting the latest technology and the solution offered for integration into our SAP environment really impressed us."
Roland Habermann
Head of order logistics, SAL, OEM purchasing at Müller Martini Druckverarbeitungs-Systeme AG

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