Material flow at dm follows these steps:
The sustained growth and dm’s expansion after the fall of the Iron Curtain led to continuous expansion and optimization of the processes. Almost from the very beginning, for well over a quarter of a century, dm has relied on plastic bins for its own logistics processing. In the 1990s, SSI Schaefer was already supplying the first plastic bins to dm.
2009, a fully automated pallet and container high-bay warehouse was set up in preparation for future Logistics 4.0 requirements. After positive experiences in dm’s previous projects with the market leader for plastic bins and containers as well as its excellent references, SSI Schaefer was awarded the order for the steel construction of the plant with 57,400 container storage locations and 3,200 pallet storage locations.
To ensure continuous processes for order handling, SSI Schaefer integrated the controls of all components located in the warehouse into the logistics software WAMAS©. In addition to the basic equipment of the warehouse, dm ordered another 60,000 plastic containers from SSI Schaefer – one container conquers dm Europe.